From the January 2017 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

Remember those with time

I had the opportunity over the holidays to take a meeting to the Winslow state prison with my friend Mel. It was a gift. I’m never thirsty after an AA prison meeting.

During my drinking days I tried to stay out of jails. Now I look forward to going in and learning what “one day at a time” means.

While many people think of a Twelfth Step call as being all about newcomers, let’s not forget those who’ve been around AA for a while. Lately we’ve lost...