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The Taste of AA (by Anon)
I CONTINUE TO FEEL GOOD about the taste of AA. This is brought to mind so clearly by what "Anon., New York City," offered in a recent Grapevine. I,...
Boy Lying in the Grass (by L. G.)
WHEN I was a boy, a summer vacation in the country always contained a good deal of fishing, not to mention hunting craw-dads, shooting at crows with...
How Do I Get a Job? (by J. S.)
THE prisoner in the pen said, "Yeah, AA's fine but how about getting a job when I'm out? People don't like us on the outside." This was a challenge....
Cracking the 'Secret' of Big City AA (by L. H. and D. J.)
LET's take a good, active member from the mythical town of Littleville and whisk him to Big City, the imaginary equivalent of my Los Angeles area (or...
Something More than Selfish (by Walter B.)
SINCE BECOMING a member of AA, I've been asked many times, "Why do those people come in here almost every Sunday afternoon?" This question refers to...
PO Box 1980 (by S. A. D.)
The July articles about AA in prison made me stop to think that we can't see the possibility of helping an inmate unless we go to a prison meeting...
They Got Caught--And We Didn't (by Bob M.)
AFTER ATTENDING meetings at Jackson Prison for over a year, I have a lot of reason to keep going back. The guys in these places are no different from...
Needed: 'Real People' (by D. P.)
Originally a presentation to the 32nd General Service Conference. Copyright©A.A. World Services, Inc. I WAS IN the Colorado State Penitentiary, my...
Sobriety Is an Inside Job (by L. P.)
BEING INCARCERATED for the past eighteen months in the Texas Department of Corrections has given me the sober opportunity to realize, examine, and...
What Is Good Will Last (by L. P.)
On the Saturday night in 1977 when I attended my first AA meeting, I knew I was home. Something in that room told me I was finally where I belonged...