The second episode of Sober Cast was the start of this 6 part series, I thought it was time for a repost.

Chuck C. was born in 1902, and got sober in A.A. in January 1946.

In these 1975 original recordings of Chuck C. at the Pala Mesa Men's Retreat, Chuck shares his experience, strength and hope about recovering from alcoholism. He tells how he recovered from a "tongue-chewing, babbling idiot drunk".

The Pala Mesa Men's Retreat had 64 AA men attending, these recording were made by one of these men on a small tape recorder, and the recording quality is pretty good considering that.

This series of talks was eventually transcribed into the book "A New Pair Of Glasses".


Bill W. one of the founders of AA speaking in 1966 on the topic of the Spiritual Experience -- A Matter of Grace.

This has a bit of a hissing in the background, I have removed a good amount of it but had to leave some because removing it all distorted his voice, it ends abruptly during the Q&A.

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Heiko (3 years) is the opening 10 min. speaker at the North Oakland AA speaker meeting, he is followed by Dragon (10 years). This meeting took place in Jan of 2010.

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Two different speakers from the Sunday Night Speakers meeting in Seattle. First up Teresa who spoke in Dec. of 2016, followed by Dale speaking in April of 2016, he got sober in 1973.


We are doing something a little different today, this one is for our listeners who are also Alanon members.

Beverly B. from Lewisville TX leading a workshop on Relationships and Self Esteem in Sobriety in Houston TX on an unknown date, this workshop is 4 hours long.

If you are interested in hearing the occasional Alanon speaker please let me know.

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Nicola K. sober 10 years from Dusseldorf Germany speaking in Ostende Belgium - February 4th 2011. She was also our speaker on 6/7/17 speaking at EURYPAA Denmark in 2012.

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Norm A. from Monrovia CA speaking in San Jose in 1982 at an unknown event. Norm got sober in Feb. 1954 and he has a great sense of humor.


The Study Edition of The Big Book

studyeditionI have one of these and it is one of my favorite items, a really excellent and useful for book study meetings or as a gift to a newcomer who is going to be heading to one.

The First 164 pages of The Big Book with lined blank pages opposite each page of text for note taking.

  • Includes the original Foreword
  • The Doctor's Opinion
  • Dr. Bob's Story.
  • Bound in black bonded leather. 

Paragraph numbers along side the text for easy reference.  Entire Original Manuscript (about) including the stories. Easy to read retyped version. Includes paragraph numbers corresponding to the modern text for easy comparison.  

Footnotes explaining historical and obscure references in the text.  

Footnotes documenting all 79 differences between the modern text and the original 1st printing text of the 1st 164 pages (about). Yes, believe it or not, the basic text has been changed 79 times since it was first published.

Two place keeping ribbons.  Special "lay flat" binding.



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