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Published March 2011.

Web Exclusive: Confessions of a General Service Geek

Don’t be afraid. You can love General Service too.

"Don’t be ashamed of your geekitude, embrace it! Be it!"

I am that strange breed of AA animal called a General Service Geek. I actually can pinpoint the exact moment when my geekiness was birthed. I had been sober for a year and a half and thought I knew everything there was to know about AA, the Twelve Steps, and Twelve Traditions, yada yada yada. Then I got a sponsor who started to talk about the Twelve Concepts and warranties and charters and all those strange acronyms I had never come across before. I was intrigued that there was a huge part of AA that I had somehow been completely ignorant about.

In hindsight there were telltale...

-- Tony W.

Fairfield, California