Recordings 2021

Happy New Year!

1-3-2021 #204. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we had an “off-topic” meeting in which we read and discussed the book Becoming Recovered up to page 16:1.  The document is an open-sourced and copyright free version of the AA Big Book, written in more modern language. Since we were reading the Original Manuscript, I thought it would make a nice contrast.

1-10-2021 #205. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the book Becoming Recovered up to page 24:1 “Surrender.” The document is an open-sourced and copyright free version of the AA Big Book, written in more modern language.

1-17-2021 #206. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the book Becoming Recovered up to page 36:1 in the chapter “Soul Searching.” The document is an open-sourced and copyright free version of the AA Big Book, written in more modern language.

1-24-2021 #207. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the book Becoming Recovered up to page 37:2 in the chapter “Soul Searching.” The document is an open-sourced and copyright free version of the AA Big Book, written in more modern language. The author of the document is James Ryan.

1-31-2021 #209. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the book Becoming Recovered up to page 46:0. We read and discussed the Step 4 sex inventory and Steps 5-7.

2-7-2021 #210. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the book Becoming Recovered up to page 53:1. We read and discussed Steps 8 and 9: willingness to and making amends.

2-14-2021 #211. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the book Becoming Recovered up to page 65:1. We read and discussed Steps 10, 11 and began Step 12.

2-21-2021 #212. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the book Becoming Recovered up to page 73:0. We read and discussed Step 12 and how to sponsor and began the chapter If You Love an Addict.

2-28-2021 #213. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we completed reading and discussing the book Becoming Recovered . It was an excellent book and we all really enjoyed it!

3-7-2021 #214. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we completed reading and discussing the article by Dr. Elliot Dacher on Addiction Meditation and Contemplative Practice.

3-14-2021 #215. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we resumed reading and discussing The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 8:1. This week, we read and discussed Bill’s Story. Next week we will read There is a Solution.

3-21-2021 #216. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 14:1. We read and discussed the chapter There is a Solution.

4-11-2021 #217. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 20:1. We read and discussed the chapter More About Alcoholism.

4-18-2021 #218. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 20:1. We read and discussed the chapter We Agnostics.

4-25-2021 #219. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed some of the Step 2 exercises from the document posted on the blog. Next week, we will return to reading The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind.” We will read and discuss the chapter – How it Works.

5-2-2021 #220. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 33:0. We read and discussed the chapter – How it Works.

Next week we will read Into Action.

5-9-2021 #221. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 41:0. We read and discussed the chapter – Into Action.

Next week we will read Working with Others.

5-16-2021 #222. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 48:0. We read and discussed the chapter – Working with Others.

Next week we will read To Wives.

5-23-2021 #223. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 56:0. We read and discussed the chapter – To Wives.

Next week we will read The Family Afterward.

5-30-2021 #224. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 62:0. We read and discussed the chapter – The Family Afterward.

Next week we will read To Employers.

6-6-2021 #225. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 70:0. We read and discussed the chapter – To Employers.

Next week we will read A Vision for You.

6-13-2021 #226. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 77:0. We read and discussed the chapter – A Vision for You.

6-20-2021 #227. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the first 2 stories from The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 11:0.

The 2 stories were Dr. Bob’s Nightmare and The Unbeliever. The last story was about Hank Parkhurst, who wrote the chapter To Employers.

6-27-2021 #228. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the next 2 stories from The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 21:0.

The 2 stories were The European Drinker by Joe D of Cleveland Ohio and A Feminine Victory by Florence R. of New York City.

7-4-2021 #229. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the next story from The Original Manuscript with a “beginner’s mind” up to page 29:0.

This week we discussed the story Our Southern Friend.   The author of the story is John H. F. (Fitz) M., from Cumberstone, Maryland. In the first three editions it appeared under the section “They Nearly Lost All.”

7-11-2021 #230. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the next 3 stories from The Original Manuscript.  We read: A Business Man’s RecoveryA Different Slant, and Traveler, Editor, Scholar, up to page 39:0.

Next week is an off-topic meeting on the 12 Concepts.

7-18-2021 #231. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we had an “off-topic” meeting in which we read and discussed the 12 Concepts for World Service. The 12 Concepts are rarely discussed in most meetings. I personally only have a vague recollection of what they are.

It is interesting that while the steps and traditions are the same in all fellowships, the concepts differ among each fellowship.  Today, we read the 12 Concepts for AA, NA and OA and observed their similarities and differences.

We then started to read the AA pamphlet on the 12 Concepts Illustrated. We read up to Concept 6.

7-25-2021 #232. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the next 2 stories from The Original Manuscript.  We read: The Back-Slider, and Home Brewmeister, up to page 47:0.

8-1-2021 #233. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the next 2 stories from The Original Manuscript.  We read: The Seven Month Slip, My Wife and I, and A Ward of the Probate Court, up to page 56:0.

8-8-2021 #235. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the next 2 stories from The Original Manuscript.  We read: Riding the Rods and Ace Full — Seven — Eleven, up to page 66:0.

8-15-2021 #236. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the next 3 stories from The Original Manuscript.  We read: The Salesman and Fired Again, and The Fearful One, up to page 74:0.

8-22-2021 #237. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the last 2 stories from The Original Manuscript.  We read: Truth Freed Me! and Smile with Me, at Me, until page 79.

8-29-2021 #238. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed the introduction to our new book, 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery by Dr. Allen Berger.

9-5-2021 #239. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed chapter 1 in 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery by Dr. Allen Berger.

9-12-2021 #240. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed chapter 2 in 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery by Dr. Allen Berger.

9-19-2021 #241. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed chapter 3 and 4 in 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery by Dr. Allen Berger.

9-26-2021 #242. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we reviewed chapter 4 and then read and discussed chapters 5 and 6 in 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery by Dr. Allen Berger.

10-3-2021 #243. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed chapters 7 and 8 in 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery by Dr. Allen Berger.

10-10-2021 #244. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed chapters 9 and 10 in 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery by Dr. Allen Berger. Please note, only the last ½ hour is recorded. I will try and make a recording of chapter 9. Unfortunately, the discussion will not be available.

10-17-2021 #245. This is the link to the mp3. This week, we read and discussed chapters 11 and 12 in 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery by Dr. Allen Berger.