From the November 2010 magazine.

Dear Grapevine


I have to disagree with the author's objections to AA group practices, such as the audience greeting the speaker by name, in "Why Are We Shouting? (September 2010). Some things in AA will continue to change, and, unlike Bob H., I cannot afford to compromise my meeting attendance just because of those changes. An AA group is the world in microcosm, and, as page 417 in the Big Book suggests, I have to accept the things I cannot change, either in AA or in the world.


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