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Monthly articles on recovery and fellowship written by members of A.A. in San Francisco and Marin.


August 1, 2020 by The Point
Proud of the fact that I had been born in San Francisco, it cut deep when my soon-to-be ex-wife’s lung problems caused us to move to Marin County. My problems with alcohol moved with us. Our growing family now numbered three, all under age eight

August 1, 2020 by The Point
One day at the Lavender Dragon, I met my future ex-girlfriend. There was an meeting in the back room of the bookstore and she was there to set it up. I had no idea what A.A. was but I was intrigued

August 1, 2020 by The Point
by Judy G. Gratitude. It is one of the foundations of Alcoholics Anonymous. If you search for gratitude in Daily Reflections or the 24 Hours a Day reader, numerous entries appear. For example, May 7: “It is very important to keep in a grateful frame of mind if we want to stay sober.” In the … Continue reading Counting Blessings

August 1, 2020 by The Point
Around 2009 I visited my city’s A.A. Central Office for the first time in sobriety. I asked if they needed some help, such as working on their web site. They had a web master, but they needed someone to pitch in and help out with assembling and mailing their next issue of The Point (their monthly Intergroup newsletter). I swallowed my pride and helpe

August 1, 2020 by The Point
For some people it’s impossible to let their guard down. I think that most of us understand this, simply because we have all had to face this issue, to one degree or another, as we go through the steps. One of the things I learned when I was faced with this matter was

August 1, 2020 by The Point
My little brother played a joke on me on a Sunday morning. He splashed water in the face of his hung over, passed out, older brother. I lashed out of my stupor and smashed the small container he used, a shot glass I had stolen the night before, in his face. The glass survived unscathed

August 1, 2020 by The Point

August 1, 2020 by The Point

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