From the March 2019 magazine.

Smarty pants

This longtime member prefers to keep it personal. There’s a time and place for analyzing our literature

Very early in my sobriety, I went to a group I’d not attended before.  I still recall a couple of members there referring to the subject under discussion. One said, “Bill says this,” and another said, “Bill says that.” I was impressed with this Bill’s wisdom and wanted to meet him. I wondered what meetings he attended. 

Fortunately, I kept quiet and only later realized they were talking about our cofounder. I was shocked. I might be wrong, but I’m thinking Bill probably would have replied to those members by saying, “Never mind what I said. That’s a long time ago. What do you have to say about it right now?”

-- Ron B.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

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