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Do whatever helps

Last week I mentioned that I rarely go to A.A. meetings these days. When I first sobered up, I went to meetings regularly. Some people have found going to 90 A.A. meetings in 90 days a great way to get … Continue reading

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“Sorry” is a powerful word

Step 10 of the A.A. program is: “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” For me, taking personal inventory is all about being honest with myself. Early in my drinking and drugging days, I … Continue reading

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Making amends

Step 9 of A.A. says: “Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.” This is a logical next step after “making the list of all people I had harmed” in … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season …

As we approach the holiday season of Solstice, Christmas, Passover and Kwanzaa, many of us feel sad. That has definitely been true for me. What has often made me feel sad is loss: loss of people who had passed on, … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

In working the A.A. program, a person is supposed to practice the principles behind the 12 steps in how we live our life (more of that when I get to talking about Step 12 as the year rounds …). For … Continue reading

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How can I do that without a drink?

After the first few weeks in A.A., I started to think beyond getting through the next minute or hour being sober. One of the things I thought about – and worried about – was how to handle things without the … Continue reading

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