From the October 2010 magazine.


I must admit that when I first looked over our Twelve Traditions hanging on the wall, I thought they were a dumb, boring business charter. I was so smart that I knew they had nothing to do with me, and with that information, I ignored them for as long as I could. That was until the day my sponsor, wise woman that she was, suggested that I go through the Traditions with her just as we had the Steps. It seemed like a corny idea at the time, but she was my sponsor and I did not know you could tell your sponsor no. (I still don't recommend that).

One by one we read them together,...


Oceanside, Calif.