From the November 2013 magazine. First printed in October 1987.

November 2013: Fire in the Holler

The share that will give us solace may be just around the bend

So often we hear things in meetings that help us though we don’t even realize it until much later. A very dramatic example of this happened to me recently.The first weekend in May I drove to Lexington, Kentucky, from my former home in Millstone, a little town in the Appalachian mountains, to attend some meetings. It’s about a three-and-a-half hour drive, so I spent Saturday night there with a friend in the program.

Sunday morning I went to a speaker’s meeting. The speaker told a very moving story. He said when he’d had about 18 months of sobriety he’d come home from a...

-- L.O.

Minneapolis, Minnesota