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Carrying the Message (by C. M.)
I am so happy to have finally obtained a copy of AA's Grapevine. As a new member, I had never seen one on display. When my fellow members talked...
The Incandescent Ego (by Anonymous)
WHEN I CAME into AA, Is was living on skid row. I had lived on the Bowery, drunk, for three years. Sober, I dreamed of getting off that street. I...
No Price Tag on Benefits (by R. M.)
THE GROUP is asked by the chairman to please stand, and he says, "We will open this meeting with the Serenity Prayer." Sounds like the opening of an...
Walking the Walk (by D. G.)
AS A NEWCOMER to AA, I was fortunate to be surrounded by old-timers who were actively carrying the massage to alcoholics in institutions and had been...
Shifting the Emphasis (by W. H.)
IF THERE IS any one secret of longevity in AA, it is to be found in the refinement of time that we call our twenty-four-hour program. In the...
The Kentucky Colonel (by E. S.)
NOBODY EVER called him anything but the Colonel. Nobody was sure of his last name or where he had earned his rank, in what army or, for that matter,...
Let There Be Lightning! (by W. H.)
When I was a kid, I was frightened of rainstorms--frightened but fascinated. Lightning was especially scary because of the flood of light it would...
PO Box 1980 (by Leslie L.)
I related to the story in the May issue about the ABCs of sobriety. I spent many attempts at recovery fighting those who could have guided me with...