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Where to Begin (by GV Staff)
WHEN YOUR EDITOR AND MY BOSS announced that I was to do a "color story" on your delegates' conference, I looked at him blankly and said, "What's that...
AA World Service Progress Report (by Lyb)
AA OVERSEAS continues to follow the traditional pattern of growth. Australian AA has reached the stage where it is forming a General Service...
Carrying the Message (by M. L. H.)
Just a quickie to the professional-type alcoholic who still might have a sneaking feeling that drinking is a part of his job and that other members...
I Won the Boxing Gloves (And the Big Book) (by C. D.)
MY initial contact with AA was through a doctor called to attend me who pronounced my condition as the "latter stage of acute alcoholism." He doubted...
Seventh Tradition Checklist (by B. L.)
The author says: "AA's Twelve Traditions have, in my experience, often proved vital in keeping me sober, and helpful otherwise in all my affairs." ON...
Those Three Little Words (by G. S. W.)
UNFORTUNATELY, many new members misunderstand the AA saying "Keep it simple"--and manage to misunderstand it in two different ways. The first can be...
Trials of a Group Secretary (by J. K.)
IT WAS NOT long after I returned to AA for the umpteenth time that I was asked to be secretary of a group. It blew my mind. To think that my great...
Once Over Lightly
SOME KIDS are pretty sharp, though, such as the child who asked his father, "How come a glass of soda pop will spoil my dinner, but a highball gives...
Coming in on the Beam at Kennedy (by R. S.)
ONE OF THE oldest factors in the growth of AA groups is convenience. Groups meet in church basements in every corner of every state in the union....
My Old Pal, Pride
AROUND THE TABLES, passing years and the sweet rewards of not taking the first drink have aided my development of a new habit, namely, patience. I...