July 2019 | The Prison Issue

What a lift?

A ride up the mountain with his AA friends takes a serious turn, but delivers a memorable surprise

It was early February. As is usual in the Eastern states, the weather was cold and gray and held the possibility of snow. We gathered near the bus that would take us to the mountain to ski. At the time, I had 15 years in the Fellowship and I had organized an annual ski trip for my AA friends. It was a time of laughter and enjoyment and a chance for all of us to get closer.

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