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Topic: Letters from Readers (Dear Grapevine)
Display the love The Grapevine has been a major part of my personal recovery program for years. As a professional in the recovery field, I make sure that after I finish, I bring it to work for my...
We come together After the tornadoes of 2011 tore through Alabama, many people couldn’t find their way through their own neighborhoods. Trees, houses, signs, traffic lights, and tragically, even some...
A selection of letters from readers to the editor
Thanks for not slamming the door We’re having a Grapevine meeting at my home group tonight, thanks to your superbly written October story, “Getting Off the Roller Coaster.” A bouquet to the staff for...
Cabinet post I have been in recovery a long time and have been less than stellar with doing a daily inventory. Finally, I found a painless way to remember and do it. Inside my medicine cabinet, I...
Big win for coin day I learned a little something from my service sponsor a while back. You know those bronze medallions that we receive when we celebrate a sobriety anniversary? We AAs certainly do...
Strangers on a train This past April 20, I was taking a train from Seattle to a town in central Washington. I was in my usual stupor, hungover and sick. A young woman shared the seat with me and...
Sobriety road showI sell AA literature to members for either their group or for personal use. Although we have a vast collection, most everyone who comes in buys the basics: Big Books, “Twelve and...
Still in love I am the author of, “How to Fall in Love,” in the February Grapevine. I just wanted to say thank you for reprinting it, as I was unable to hang on to a copy in 2003. However, I am still...
Letters from readers
Slips ahoy? No way! I am three years sober, and I recently went on a cruise in the Caribbean. There was a room set aside for the AA meetings—the Captain’s Board Room, and it had AA literature...
Island breeze I went on my first sober vacation to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. I was so worried about how I was going to go to a tropical island and not have one of those fruity drinks with an...

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