You wouldn't have recognized me two years ago

You wouldn't have recognized me two years ago. I had very long hair, wore a big silver earring in one ear, and I lived in an orange teepee built on a platform high above the ground in a huge redwood tree. I was addicted to heroin and supported my habit by burglarizing houses in the nearby area. This way of life wasn't new to me. I had been addicted either to alcohol or drugs for years.

In April, 1971, I was arrested on a charge of burglary, and sentenced to a California rehabilitation center for heroin addicts. This is where Christian Science found me. While browsing through the institution's library, I ran across Mary Baker Eddy's book Unity of Good. I knew nothing of Christian Science at that time, but I was attracted by the title. As I read, some wonderful things began to happen.

June 2, 1973
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