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A Slip of the Tongue

A mistake during a reading of How It Works gets him thinking

To the best of my recollection, every AA meeting I have ever attended had, at some point, a reading of either "How It Works" or the Twelve Steps. Naturally, at various times, mistakes have been made in the course of those readings. Most involve the simple mispronunciation of a word or the transposing of one word for another in the same area.

Others have involved changing a word for some reason unknown even to the reader. I, for example, am vigilant when I read Step 11 not to proclaim that I seek to improve my constant contact with my higher power through prayer and... Login to read more
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