December 2016 Table of Contents
Read the Letter from the Editor
On the Cover: On the Cover: Stories about Remote Communities in AA and holiday stories
"And she waits"
In a tiny rural village with no street
lights and no AA, a woman brews a
Pot of coffee and reads
"Big, beautiful & wild"
With grizzly bears and bighorn
sheep for neighbors, how was he
ever going to stay sober?
"I know, I've been there"
On a 12th Step call at a remote
Kansas farm, three men learn that
the language of the heart can come
Through a pen
"Whatever we're needed"
A delegate from the Yukon
Territory shares what she's learned
about the challenges of some of our
most remote communities
Staying sober on a rum-filled ship
can be rough. But with her sponsor
as her lighthouse, she's doing it
"Let it snow"
Holidays were once a constant
storm. But now we have each other
to keep us sober, safe and warm
Oh, what a bag of goodies we have
to share once we get sober
Steps and Traditions
"Office party gone bad"
Boy, had he done it now. Little did
he know he was about to be quietly
"I heard you don't drink"
There's nothing like an anonymity
break to ruin a lovely, hot summer
Our Personal Stories
Her compulsion to drink made
her hide vodka everywhere—in
drawers, in old coats—even on the
"Late night shopping spree"
He just wanted a few things to go
with his booze—and hey, why pay?
Oh, he paid alright
What's On Your Mind?
When it comes to saying the Lord's
Prayer, one member offers his own
"One plate at a time"
Dirty laundry, piles of trash and
stacks of filthy dishes. Little by
little, a newcomer cleans up his act
- Twelve Traditions
AA's guiding principles
Behind the Scenes
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
Tragedy in the Night
- Twelve Steps
AA's blueprint for sobriety
The Road from Reno
New to AA? Find sober support
Like a Duckling
Get a dose of Higher Power here
A River Runs Through It
They've experienced it all ... sober
What's My Secret?