From the June 2014 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

Letters from readers

Keeping it simple in prison
I’ve been incarcerated three times in the last 14 years due to bad decisions while drunk. When I’m released next fall I will have spent over six years here in jail.

Although I had been “around” AA for several years, I remained a halfstepper, “too analytical for my own good,” or so I have been told. My attempts to perceive or accept a Higher Power or God of my understanding were elusive. But the good folks at AA suggested, Keep it Simple.

This is a preview. To view the full article, use the link below to begin a free 7-day trial!