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  • One mile high and 3,875 days from a drink, I sat in the Denver airport reading a story from the Grapevine app about an impromptu meeting of Alcoholics in the Airport. And I was having a spiritual experience. For me that often starts with light tears welling up, a complete sense of relaxation and...

  • It’s unclear at what point it happened, but it happened. Alcohol was calling the shots in my life. It dictated where I went, who I saw, whether I was present or...

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  • Around my fifth or sixth year of sobriety, life was good, beyond my wildest dreams, and it still is thanks to AA and my higher power. When I had five years of sobriety, I was told, “You got your marbles back, now you have to learn how to use them.” As a matter of fact, my service sponsor actually gave me marbles. I had a sponsor, a service sponsor and a sponsee. I was an active member of my home group. I was the GSR. I was going to district meetings, area assemblies, mini conferences, conventions—you name it. I was carrying out our primary purpose. AA told me, “...

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