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As Bill Sees It

  A.A. In Two Words, p.271 “All A.A. progress can be reckoned in terms of just two words: humility and responsibility. Our whole spiritual development can be accurately measured by our degree of adherence to these magnificent standards. “Ever deepening humility, accompanied by an ever greater willingness to accept and to act upon clear-cut obligations–these […]

MISTAKES

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation September 28, 2013   Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.” – William Saroyan Today I am able to learn from my mistakes because I can see that they really were mistakes! I was trying to play the game of life without a full deck. My big […]

The importance of our Traditions. The Story of Irma Livoni

In Dec of 1984, I had been sober for 2-1/2 years, and working with my sponsors Bob and Sybil Corwin since January of 84. Sybil had gotten sober in March of 1941, so at the time she was 43 yrs sober. We were driving home from a meeting and she asked me the date (to […]

A Beautiful Tribute to AA & To Bill and Bob

We died of pneumonia in furnished rooms where they found us three days later when somebody complained about the smell. We died against bridge abutments and nobody knew if it was suicide and we probably didn’t know either except in the sense that it was always suicide. We died in hospitals, our stomachs large, distended […]

Old Timer’s Prayer

God, keep me from thinking I must share in every meeting, no matter the topic. Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details and give me wings to get to the point. Remind me to guard confidences and to keep still when I feel it is necessary to speak up for someone own […]

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation

SHARING “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” – Henry David Thoreau I thought that I was the only one who felt like I did. Nobody could possibly understand. I was different from everybody and needed to keep my life — my true life — a secret. I was living a life of […]

I am your disease

  I hate meetings. I hate a Higher Power. I hate anyone who has a Program. To all who come in contact with me, I wish you death and I wish you suffering. Allow me to introduce myself. I am the disease of alcoholism. I am cunning, baffling and powerful. That’s me! I have killed […]