Bill Wilson and Other Women

Bill and Lois

History cannot proceed by silences. The chronicler of ill-recorded times has none the less to tell the tale. If facts are lacking, rumors must serve. Failing affidavits, he must build with gossip. Winston Churchill By bob k In “Bill’s Story,” the protagonist lets us know that among his problems as a drinker, … Continue reading

Steps 8 and 9

Step 8 & 9

This is a chapter from the book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. The previous chapter, Step 7, was posted on August 27, 2014, and subsequent chapters dealing with each of the twelve Steps will be posted on AA Agnostica on the last Wednesday of each month ending in December, 2014. The book, originally published … Continue reading

Sylvia K. – First Lady of Chicago AA

Sylvia K.

By bob k AA’s earliest efforts to rehabilitate women had not gone well. The ink was barely dry on the newly printed “Big Book,” when Florence Rankin, author of A Feminine Victory (BB, 1st Edition), returned to the bottle. Shortly thereafter, and still in the Spring of 1939, Dorothy Snyder reported to … Continue reading