Personal Growth & Meditation

May 4, 2023

Motives Are the Seeds of Action

I Think Before I Do In my early days of sobriety my wife came home from an Al-Anon meeting all excited about what they had talked […]
January 4, 2023

A Simple Program for Complicated People

Living by the Dictates of My Conscience, By Rick R. “Desperation” has been the great motivator for me with respect to the thoroughness that I have […]
October 11, 2022

Don’t We All

I was parked in front of the mall wiping off my car. I had just come from the car wash and was waiting for my wife […]
August 29, 2022

Cheating a Little

Central Bulletin, September 1955 “There’s nothing I hate more than a cheat,” was the indignant observation of a caller the other day as he described the […]
August 1, 2022

AA Never Fails

Central Bulletin, Vol 23 No 9, June, 1965 AA doesn’t work on our own terms! Our guarantee of sustained sobriety can be achieved only if we […]
April 1, 2022

Tolerance in Recovery

Many of us have learned, through our moral inventories, to guard against resentment. We discover that the sense of personal injury that makes us resentful often […]
February 1, 2022

The Generation Gap

There tends to be a problem in our fellowship: A generation gap. I am a very active member of AA. Yet, I am as guilty of […]
December 27, 2021

Emotional Sobriety – The Next Frontier

A Glimmer of What Adult Love Really Is, By Bill W. January 1958 I think that many oldsters who have put our Alcoholics Anonymous “booze cure” to […]
November 1, 2021

I Am Just Learning How to Do Life

Right Back at You Grand-Pa When my grandson was in preschool, we talked for many hours about everything from stars and space to bugs and animals. […]
December 22, 2020

Evolution of the Alcoholic

The Jigsaw Process There’s no way of knowing how the life of a newborn child is going to turn out. And if there was, we could […]
September 1, 2020

How Rigorous Must Honesty Be?

Devoid of all motives to deceive Is there a difference between being honest and practicing rigorous honesty? And if not, why add the word rigorous, unless […]
November 27, 2019

The Options Are: AA Recovery or Die

“The AA Program has borrowed from medicine, psychiatry, and religion. AA has combined them into a program best suited to the alcoholics mind and which will […]