In Memory of Denis

Denis Featured II

By Dan V. Today I write with a heavy heart and with great sadness about a man whose name is Denis Kilborn. On April 1, 2016, he passed away from cancer complications. His sobriety date was April 28, 1975. He was introduced to AA in Toronto, Ontario, and it was … Continue reading

A Rose By Any Other Name

Rose II

By Adam N. Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, in which Ebenezer Scrooge experiences a radical personality transformation, moved me to tears last year. Like most of the men I know, this is not a common occurrence. I don’t cry much. Nothing against it, it just doesn’t happen very often. When … Continue reading

Why It Works

Why It Works

By Thomas B. Before I went to my first AA meetings, I was pretty sure I knew what AA was all about. I had seen a couple of old B&W movies, depicting AA as a bunch of old men who had been on skid row and talked about God a … Continue reading

Atlanta 2015 We Agnostics Talk

Atlanta Convention I

The 2015 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous was held in Atlanta, Georgia, between July 1 and 5. There were reportedly some 60,000 people in attendance. The theme of the Convention was “80 years – Happy, Joyous and Free”. Between 1500 and 2000 people attended a We Agnostics Panel held at the Convention … Continue reading

The Importance of Diversity

Unity in Diversity

We are people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful… The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us. Bill Wilson, Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 17 By … Continue reading

Sponsorship in AA

Reaching Out

This article is dedicated to the memory of Ernie Kurtz, AA’s foremost historian, who was so pleased to include us WAAFTs as members of the Alcoholics Anonymous that he loved so dearly. He was a devoted friend to us and strove to include us as an integral part of AA’s … Continue reading

The 13th Step

13

TRIGGER WARNING. This article contains content about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering for some readers. By Erin J. By the time I was 21, I had already completed two failed stints in rehab and was in and out of AA meeting rooms. I’m always hesitant to attach narratives … Continue reading

High School Reunion

Jack Daniels

By Sher G. This summer I flew to Denver to attend my 30th high school reunion. I’d attended my 20th and had a great time. I’d also had a few apologies to make, along with a handful of embarrassing memories that have lingered. There was Dan, who shared about joining … Continue reading

No Human Power

Community

“No matter how outlandish the proposition, if it is supported by impeccable evidence and logic, it is most likely true, at least until even more impeccable evidence and logic refutes it and progress is made. Truth. Honesty. Reliable Information. Any promise of that should be taken seriously.” Brent P. November … Continue reading