Charlie C. talking about fear and sex at a retreat in 2006. He does a nice job, it felt like he focused more on fear, but it is a good talk.

"Lean forward into the fear"


Steve - Brief speak on the topic followed by introducing the main speaker.

Hedi - Main speaker on sponsorship, I liked how up-front she is about needing help with outside issues after being sober a while.


Astrid H - A very direct young woman that kicks a little step ass.

"The gift of desperation is a gift."


Patti O. - I heard her at a meeting on Saturday night and really loved her message of hope mixed with a great sense of humor, this speak is Patti from a few years ago.


John S. - Things started getting better when he got out of his own way, he is an amusing guy.

"I was a bigshot, and these small people were trying to tell me how to treat my wife!"


Gloria - "Apaches Attack at Night" (I really enjoyed her talk, she is a very interesting woman with quite a story).

Terri - "I had to participate in all three legacies."

Bob - "The wine rack held 99 bottles"

Followed by volunteers from the floor coming up to share


Beth H - Distorted Thinking

A good talk about self and dealing with it in early sobriety.

"Work for the goal!....  that went right over my head."


Pooven G - Telling his story about losing almost everything and getting it back again. 


Don - Telling a bit of his story

You blokes were, but I was not insane."

2006 Melbourne AA Steps Weekend


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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