We are still out on the boat. I haven't read most of your blog posts but will get around to each of you to comment. In the meantime, I hope that each of you is doing well.
Last night we talked about what a shame it is that one of the local AA groups may be asked to leave. It appears that the group has been standing outside the church talking loudly, using profanity, and leaving cigarette butts on the ground. One of the Al-Anon groups I attend also meets there which makes me wonder whether it's location is in jeopardy.
To me, this suggests that it pays off greatly to practice the principles in all our affairs. Disrespect does nothing to engender good relations with each other or the world at large. The traditions were born from experience. Breaking them is not indicative of recovery. The steps and traditions are self-enforcing. When they are not observed, the group is in danger of self-destructing.
This isn't a rant but an observation of concern. We respect and love both programs. I hope that others will do the same.