Sobriety in HawaiiMeet Ron

JUNE 3 ,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   “God created the world and God saw everything He had made and, behold, it was very good.” He gave man dominion over the world and we have badly fouled it up.   This world, with all its wars, crimes, sins and … [Read more]

JUNE 2 ,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) We in AA have many religious affiliations,  and there are some of us who contend that AA is all the religion they need. Yet this fact remains: the spiritual facts on which AA is based would not have survived The … [Read more]

JUNE 1, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) Many of us, when we get over the Big Trouble – whiskey –  sit back complacently and begin to enjoy our sobriety.   To work the Program successfully, we must remember  “First Things First” and also remember that … [Read more]

MAY 31, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS 

DAILIES Eye Opener (1950) Men may call themselves atheists, agnostics, unbelievers or what have you. But the fact still remains that man must believe in something.   If he thinks his own presence here on earth is simply an accident in the … [Read more]

A Doctor Speaks Out — AA Grapevine September 1983

A Doctor Speaks Out   -- AA Grapevine September 1983   Following is the text of an impromptu talk at the West Central Regional Forum in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, March 4-6, 1983. Ken, a Class A (nonalcoholic) trustee on the AA General Service … [Read more]

MAY 19,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Honolulu folks --> Join a supportive group of like-minded folks tonight 5/19/16, for meditation, mindful movement and discussion at our place, 3241 Alani Drive, in Manoa, at the usual time: 6 to 7:30 PM. If you have a meditation cushion please … [Read more]

MAY 30, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Big Book Quote “Highly competent psychiatrists who have dealt with us have found it sometimes impossible to  persuade an alcoholic to discuss his situation without reserve. Strangely enough, wives, parents and intimate … [Read more]

MAY 29, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) One day we were practicing alcoholics,  then in 24 hours we were on the Program – arrested cases.   Was it because one day we were weak and  spineless and the next day we had completely reversed our … [Read more]

MAY 28, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) When we emerge from under our tons of troubles, get back on our feet and begin to live like other folks again, we somehow feel that the world has become a better place and that when our troubles vanished, all … [Read more]

MAY 27, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) God has done some mighty fine work with what the world thought was very indifferent material. St. Paul and St. Augustine were two examples of men that God chose that no personnel officer in the world today would have … [Read more]

MAY 26, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950) AA is the outgrowth of a long period of experimentation. It is true that two men conceived the idea, but it was only incorporated into a working plan after pooling the experiences of a hundred more.   The “Big Book” … [Read more]

Thank God for My Despair

Thank God for My Despair - AA Grapevine November 1973 Our struggles with discontent and unrest lead us to ever-higher levels of living and learning - From the June 1965 Grapevine IT IS AMAZING and a little depressing to see so many of our members … [Read more]

MAY 12,2016 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

  Honolulu folks --> Join a supportive group of like-minded folks tonight 5/12/16, for meditation, mindful movement and discussion at our place, 3241 Alani Drive, in Manoa, at the usual time: 6 to 7:30 PM. If you have a meditation cushion please … [Read more]

MAY 25,2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) The reformed drunkard has simply corrected his former drinking abuses. With this single exception, he is the same man with the same defects of character that marked his life in his drinking day.   In contrast, the … [Read more]

MAY 24, 2016 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

DAILIES    Eye Opener (1950)   We have to think our way out of the quagmire we drank ourselves into. No one led us there and no one can lead us out. The older members can give you a few clues or hints but, in the final analysis, you have to … [Read more]

MAY 23,2016 OF OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

  DAILIES   Eye Opener (1950) So you have dried up – you’re off the stuff. That’s fine, but many of us have had to face the ridicule of our former drinking pals and, unfortunately, some of us couldn’t take it.   Who was the ringleader of that … [Read more]