From the September 2003 magazine.

A First-year (Panel 53) Delegate's-eye View

The Big Book says, "We will be amazed before we are halfway through." I was amazed. As a delegate to the 53rd General Service Conference, I experienced a range of emotions, from frustration to fulfillment, anger to gratification, excitement to depression. At the gala Sunday night reception, I laughed and cried; during presentations and discussions, I listened and learned; and at meals with fantastic food and fellowship, I made lifetime friends.

Every day I walked down Broadway humming "On Broadway" before attending the 7:00 A.M. meeting of the Serenity Group to get my spiritual...

-- Andy T.

Pataskala, Ohio