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News From the Home Front -
This segment we talk about news from my home group at the club as
well as news from home group in my family room.
Home Group News -
The PC Alano club made a site selection study to move our club.
More room for more hours and more parking. Also, our
neighbors don;t like us so much. R Block, Edward Jones Investment,
a Cleaners, etc. Bunch of drunks hanging out all hours
smoking. Tried to get the drunks to smoke out back but this is a
continuous challenge like baby sitting the area.
Site selected is an abandoned strip mall. Large space
formally an auto parts store I think.
Significant investment required from club for redesign and
reconstruction of the space.
Decided to stay put in present locations.Decided to stay in present
News from the Family Room -
Been watching Celebrity Rehab - Season 2
Presently on our dvr. V, has best villian on TV, her name is Anna,
Detroit 1-8-7, best cop show nobody watches, Modern Family, best
comedy on TV, Parks and Rec, Glee, 30 Rock, and Masterpiece
News from the Podcast Studio -
New Website, working on email
play NPR Music
After a short break, we will be back with our Recovery
Recovery Topic –
One day at a time
I opened the podcast with a question to the newcomer about
tolerance and how difficult that is
When I first came into the program my whole life was centered on me
and my actions and my desires...and I had no patience for someone
who didn’t see the world like I did.
Page 67 of the big book has good advise on this subject of
This passage I could identify with in regards to my attitudes about
someone that is clearly in the wrong and someone I have no patience
for. Here’s what the book says on page 67.
Though we did not like their symptoms and the way these disturbed
us, they, like ourselves, were sick too. We asked God to help us
show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would
cheerfully grant a sick friend. When a person offended we said to
ourselves, "This is a sick man. How can I be helpful to him? God
save me from being angry. Thy will be done."
Another person I had difficulty with is the person who I had hurt
in the past. Encountering these people was so awkward.
Let’s turn to page Page 118 and see what advise is there
Yet you must not expect too much.
That is, just because you’re sober doesn’t mean all is
His ways of thinking and doing are the habits of years. Patience,
tolerance, understanding and love are the watchwords. Show him
these things in yourself and they will be reflected back to you
from him. Live and let live is the rule. If you both show a
willingness to remedy your own defects, there will be little need
to criticize each other.
On the other side, we will have clips
Alcohol and the Media -In
this segment we share clips about what the media says about
alcohol, alcoholics, and alcoholics anonymous
Keith L. and the third part of his three part open