Sobriety in HawaiiMeet Ron


"Instead of debating why so many old-timers are leaving, maybe our time would be better spent in taking more responsibility and letting the old-timers know how much AA wants and needs them ... creating and maintaining environments and meetings that … [Read more]


1. What to Do with Yourself Each Moment "I'll read a short story to you. There was once a man who reached his one hundredth birthday. On that day he finally realized something. He realized that he had been wrong all his  one hundred years. That … [Read more]


"Spiritual success starts when weariness with not winning is replaced by weariness with not understanding."      A Treasury of Trueness, # 1015 "God himself has made it possible for you to live without the dark place and the pains that rush … [Read more]

Chuck D.

When we are reduced to our last extreme, there is no further evasion. The choice is a terrible one. It is made in the heart of darkness ... when we who have been destroyed and seem to be in hell miraculously choose God! --Thomas Merton There are … [Read more]

More Chuck D.

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.  --Ralph Waldo Emerson   After we get a new understanding about ourselves we think, "Now I will never have to make the same mistake again!" But our lessons are … [Read more]

Here are some more Chuck D. Contributions

Risk being alive“I know nothing is going to last forever,” Charlie said. “But the key to life and being happy is acting as though it is.” Many of us have had our illusions about security and permanency shattered. The longer we’re alive, the more … [Read more]


Balance Strive for balanced expectations of others. Strive for healthy tolerance. In the past, we may have tolerated too much or too little. We may have expected too much or too little. We may swing from tolerating abuse, mistreatment, and … [Read more]

Don’t be afraid of giving./Everything passes away except God.

Giving Don't be afraid of giving. For a while, we may need to back off from giving as we learn to discern the difference between healthy giving and caretaking, which leave us feeling victimized and others feeling resentful. This is a temporary … [Read more]

Here is a couple from Chuck

I like a man with faults, especially when he knows it. To err is human - I'm uncomfortable around gods. --Hugh Prather We are more comfortable around someone who has faults and knows it. We respect such a person. So why do we have such a hard … [Read more]


Seldom, or perhaps never, does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises; there is no coming to consciousness without pain.  --Carl Jung We don't seek perfect relationships in marriage or in other places in … [Read more]

American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths

American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths studiostoks / Shutterstock Our society should’ve collapsed by now. You know that, right? No society should function with this level of inequality (with the possible exception … [Read more]

A Date With Destiny? AA Grapevine October 1944

A Date With Destiny? AA Grapevine October 1944    Somebody once said, "As much as you may grow, as many recoveries as there may be, I think the eventual by-products of A.A. will be greater than A.A. itself." Everywhere now, we hear such remarks. … [Read more]

Neil Tyson ” BEYOND BELIEF” … [Read more]

‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America

‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America Christopher Blair, 46, sits at his desk at home in Maine and checks his Facebook page, America’s Last Line of Defense. He launched the political-satire portal with other … [Read more]

Wants and Needs

Wants and Needs So many of us have been brainwashed to think that we can't have what we want in life. That is the belief of the martyr. It is born of deprivation and fear. Identifying what we want and need, then writing it down, sets in motion … [Read more]

Science and Religion

The most important function of art and science is to awaken the cosmic religious feeling and keep it alive.  --Albert Einstein There is no need to be concerned about a conflict between science and the spiritual life. People have turned to the … [Read more]