From the January 2014 magazine.

Basket Case

Not wanting to be short-changed, a member considers tossing in another dollar or two

Tradition Seven: Every A.A. group ought
to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

I’m not going to write about how poor I was when I showed up at AA’s doorstep. Neither is my purpose to preach from some moral high ground. What I do want to reveal, though, is evidence of my own flawed thinking when it comes to money and value, in the hope that some of my fellows might relate.

I’ve always been pretty good about putting my dollar in the basket at meetings. This is partly because I felt a sense of reasonable obligation, and partly due to a...

-- Casey K.

Castle Rock, Colorado