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Topic: Letters from Readers (Dear Grapevine)
Suggestion: More Step 11 What articles would I like to see in the Grapevine? The least talked about Step in my area is the 11th. I found meditation 20 years ago, in treatment, and it has truly saved...
Hear ye, hear ye! I have a 95 percent loss of hearing as does the author in, “Speak up!” (September 2010). My hearing aids increase the volume, but distort the words, making them hard to comprehend....
Bye, bye barriers Thank you for your recent cover story about recovery for those with special needs (September 2010). I work with an underserved population, deaf adults, and appreciate those who...
Front-row seat I have loved Grapevine for over 31 years. When I was first sober, a member in town, Jim, brought me his last 12 issues, and I have subscribed ever since. I read each issue cover...
First-time sober outing I noticed that on the December 2010 web poll, “First time sober,” I did more than one thing on that first function I attended sober where drinking would be involved. The...
Message or mess? Do I carry the message or the mess? I don’t know. I like to think I carry the message. I hear a lot at meetings, at breaks—we have breaks at meetings in district 47 in Area 59, in PA...
Blessings in disguise I wanted to take time out to thank you for supplying Grapevines to people that are incarcerated. I have been participating in H&I pretty much since I got sober back in 1991...
Not alone I never knew I was an alcoholic until I picked up a meeting in print. I never knew there were so many people out there like me, going through the same things I do. It does seem lonely when...
God's footsteps I drove to an office supply store recently. Now I had passed a few before I decided to go into this one. You'll see later why I write it this way. Anyway, it was my decision. I placed...
Happy landing I was not accustomed to flying sober, and it had been a long trip. I was spending the night in a Chicago hotel. Arriving in my room, I discovered that my luggage and everything in it...

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