Dear Hawkeye,

What a powerful story! It’s”funny” how you never can know when helping one person you are actually saving whole families, entire generations.

I am absolutely nobody who would argue with AA & other similar 12-step programs, because if they can help even one person, they are a success. I only wish for one change in it — I wish it wouldn’t equate someone’s problem with moral failure. Most of the people I’ve known who are in AA or OA (Overeaters Annon.) are moral giants. But it’s my own nit-picking with this, & I know for a fact that a meeting is one of the most potent places of grace I’ve ever been to, & I’m an atheist!

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.