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Mail Call for All A.A.s at Home Or Abroad (by J.F.H.)
Below me on the track I see a line of men, knees bent, hands on the ground, toes dug in, strained and tense, waiting for the starting gun, the crack...
How Stuffy Can We Get? (by W.T.)
Are some of us losing our tolerance? Are we inclined to be critical of our fellows? Do we feel superior to new members who are having trouble with...
Recovery Prime Objective
AS a group, Alcoholics Anonymous in Chicago started 12 years ago this month. One individual, who had found AA in Akron, his former home, had then...
High and Mighty Me (by J. E.)
FOR four months now I have been a member of AA and for that period I have been dry (except for one slip which turned out to be the best thing that...
How About You? (by Anonymous)
AT first glance, this literary effort might seem to be a rather screwy idea, because it is directed at a class of individuals who are not going to...
My Story (by G.D.)
A KIND of strangeness still lingers around my embracing AA. It leaves me awe-stricken each time I think of it. I did not know anyone who was a member...
What Is an Open Mind?
At our next beginners' meeting a few members who have been sober in AA for awhile are going to tell us which suggestions in the AA program have...
Editorial
"RING out the old. . .ring in the new! Forget last year's firm determinations--make a new list--this year will be different! I'll never drink eggnog...
Steady Girl! (by J. G.)
WHEN I forget to be grateful, my hands remind me. I am absently lifting a coffee cup, and suddenly I laugh inside, "Look, Ma--one hand!" Though I'm...
First Meeting (by F. C.)
ON a Friday afternoon I finally got up the courage to dial a number listed in the telephone directory. A woman's voice answered, saying, "AA. May I...