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Keeping a lid on it

September 2021 | Young & Sober!
My sponsor got a chuckle out of my first reaction to the over-stuffed garbage can. I was once again reminded that if I learn to laugh at myself, I can have a lifetime of entertainment.

Leaning In

September 2021 | Young & Sober!
After devastating news, he dives into the program, walks through the fear and holds onto faith

Time to check out

October 2020 | Money and Sobriety
“It’s progress, not perfection.” If you see me “in action” at a grocery store, please, I beg you, don’t tell my sponsor how I acted.

Sentenced: A Good Life

August 2020 | LGBTQ+
An old-timer remembers the judge in the 1960s who sent him to Ed, who cracked open the gate to freedom

Lucky Break

June 2020 | The Annual Prison Issue
Thanks to her mother’s love and alcoholic journey, she knew what to do and where to go

Restraint of Face

June 2020 | The Annual Prison Issue
Eye-rolling, sighing, sideways glances and head tilts...sometimes the defects we hold onto aren’t so verbal

Enjoying the Mess

May 2020 | Getting Into General Service
A grandmother expresses gratitude for the joy of sobriety, even when it’s time to clean up

Forgiveness Set Me Free

April 2020 | Home Group
My hatred for this man was festering in my soul. I sat there in court praying that he’d get a life sentence. Then he got up and spoke.

Dear Grapevine

April 2020 | Home Group

Lucky Me

March 2020 | Puzzled
That man’s share changed my sobriety that day. I stopped wanting fairness; I now wanted mercy, for myself and everyone else.

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