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


June 1, 2021 by The Point
There were lots of things that I had to be drunk to do. One of them was anything to do with the opposite sex. I remember going on a date when I was 14 and we told my parents that we were going to the movies ... We parked in the back and my boyfriend had a six pack

June 1, 2021 by The Point
I knew these AA folks in the Marin Fellowship I’d started hanging around with professed to not being a glum lot but I was not in any mood for their kind of sober fun, whatever that looked like. I oozed contempt prior to investigation. Yet I kept coming back

June 1, 2021 by The Point
I first picked up in Mill Valley when my dad, a Hayward cop, left our home. I hit the streets and worked as a babysitter and with my money bought marijuana, but soon moved to alcohol. I was eleven and in fifth grade

June 1, 2021 by The Point
The sink was always full to the brim with soaking dirty dishes. This softening of caked-on food was an integral part of housekeeping duties. The dishes had to soak a long time before I actually washed them. It happened frequently that I’d run out of plates and have to put on heavy rubber gloves to rescue a plate or two from the swamp ... The water would develop a thick scum with a bit of green color as the dishes continued to soak away, waiting to be washed.

June 1, 2021 by The Point
I am a fully-recovered alcoholic. This means if I throw AA under the bus tomorrow morning, I could be “boiled as an owl” by midnight

June 1, 2021 by The Point
my hope laid concealed beneath it, just beyond what was my last trap door

June 1, 2021 by The Point

June 1, 2021 by The Point

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