we are to "Carry This Message," but so many people I encounter have no
idea of what their message is. For me it has come down to a single
statement. "This works. Nothing else in my life ever did." When I
encounter someone with clarity on their message - in an essay, in an
article, in a recording of a talk or with a workshop - I want their
Do you actaully enjoy all the details of the web?
Something new for you try is the Geek Disk Downloads. These are full
ISO images of data CDs with documents and MP3s. A simple click will
download the full image - usually about 650 Megs. You can then mount
the disk and either listen to the MP3s through your computer, transfer
them to a free MP3 program (like iTunes) or MP3 player (like iPod), or
burn them as audio CDs to hand out to friends and sponsees.
Bo to the GEEK PAGE and see what you think of the sample disk of speakers posted.
was an exercise. It began with the first podcast (still available). It
was an attempt to share the original message from the first generation
of Recoveree. "In their own words, in their own voices" was the catch
line. 27 podcasts featuring Bill Wilson, Dr. Bob Smith, Henrietta
Seiberling, Jimmy Burwell, Ebby Thatcher, Clarence Snyder, Rev. Sam
Shoemaker, Sister Ignatia and more - all thelling the story from their
unique, personal viewpoints. All of these podcasts are available for
free download through arcive.org. (See the podcast
page for web addresses.)
THE VIRUAL SPEAKER
MEETING, volume two of the podcast, was 50 indidivdual speakers
drawn from thousands of recorded talks on the web and intended for
people who could not mak eit out ot a meeting.
SIMPLE DIRECTIONS was the first print project, using instruction from a recorded series of talks by one man with a very simple system that follows the Big Book example of an inventory with a simple notebook format.
A RECOVERY READER
is an anthology of writings from 1944 to the present by approximately
30 authors which is intended as a resource for a sponsor or any serious
student of 12-Step Recovery. It includes the material previously
published in SIMPLE DIRECTIONs, with addiitonal materials from the Big
Book Bunch, sober.org, Barefoot Bob's World (barefootsworld.net),
Sponsor Magzine, Anonymous Review, the One Way Group, Primary Purpose
Group and transcriptions of various speakers from 60 years of AA