Big Book, Coffeepot & Me
October 2020 | Money and Sobriety

Big Book, Coffeepot & Me

For the first two months, I’d show up Wednesday nights at the appointed time, unlock the space, make coffee and sit there and read. After an hour, I’d dump the coffee.

When I had just eight months sober, I was stationed onboard a Naval communications facility located in a small Philippine town. There was one “live” AA meeting I could get to by boarding a rattletrap bus and going about 27 miles down the road. Our group met Saturdays at noon. It was a small but solid group. Our attendance varied depending on which ships had made port and which had gotten underway.

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