From the April 2017 magazine.

Power of the pen

They say the pen is mightier than the sword. These words have new meaning for me today. I used to use the sword to slay my enemies and the people or institutions that stood in my way. I was forever coming in conflict with the other actors on the stage. When I first walked into the rooms of AA, I would do anything to anyone who stood between me and my happiness. I tried to force my will on everyone around me. And I couldn’t put my sword down even with a little bit of AA under my belt. When I’d see something unacceptable to me, I’d put on my AA cap, get my God flag and my sword of...

-- Jeff H.

Sturgeon, Missouri, USA