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Published May 2012.

Falling Tree

She came to believe in a power greater than herself while sitting in her neighbor's garden

The fellowship, and program, of Alcoholics Anonymous has truly performed miracles in my life. Today, the state trusts me with the care of approximately 100 sixth graders on a daily basis. This does not include the other 300 middle school students that fill the hallways of the school where I teach. This is the same state that has put me in jail twice on account of DUIs and took away my driver’s license for 18 months. When I think about my times drinking, I am amazed that anybody would trust me with the care of just one child, nevermind hundreds. It is through the AA that I have become a...

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