From the December 2018 magazine.

Another Saturday night

I spoke at a treatment center last night. I’ve been going there for about 14 months. I love speaking and look forward to it every month. I made the people laugh last night, though I didn’t intend to. 

I’ve asked other AA members to accompany me to this meeting. One said no with, “It’s my sister’s birthday Saturday night.” Another made the excuse, “This is Tuesday and Saturday is a long ways off.” And then I’ve just had no-shows. But I show up.


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