From the November 2000 magazine.

A Clean Sweep

For a time in AA, about the only thing that I noticed about Step Ten was the "when we were wrong" part, which, of course, seldom if ever applied to me. That blissful state of ignorance and denial came to a crashing halt at the beginning of my second year of sobriety, when a rather annoying old-timer continually brought to my attention the spiritual axiom, "Every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us."

Then as my third year dawned, I was introduced to a seldom mentioned Tenth Step exercise. An old-timer (of course) rather strongly suggested...

-- Annemarie M.

Raynham, Massachusetts