Tagged: Bill Wilson

Young Bill Wilson

Young Bill Wilson – Part One

By bob k Part One (Prequel to a Prequel) War fever ran high in the New England town to which we new, young officers from Plattsburg were assigned, and we were flattered when the first...

Charles B. Towns

By bob k December 11, 1934  Bill Wilson should have been desperate, depressed, and beyond all optimism, when he arrived at Towns Hospital to undergo a fourth and final detox.  Following his Armistice Day...

Bill Wilson and Ebby Thacher

Edwin Throckmorton Thacher (Ebby)

By bob k The story of Ebby Thacher is one of large privilege and poor performance, the tale of a classic underachiever. Iconic television character, Al Bundy, peaked at seventeen years of age by...

Is the AA Program a Procrustean Bed?

Procrustes: a mythical host who stretched or cut his guests to fit his “magical” bed, often killing them in the process. By Frank M. I should probably start by explaining that I have no...

Many paths one destination

A Message of Tolerance and Celebration

A Message of Tolerance and Celebration: The Portrayal of Multiple Pathways of Recovery in the Writings of Alcoholics Anonymous Co-Founder Bill Wilson. (2010) The unredacted paper, with references and background reading, is posted at...

Detroit (1930s) I

AA in the 1930s: God As We Understood Him

By bob k The wheels were set in motion for what would eventually become Alcoholics Anonymous at Bill Wilson’s kitchen table in November of 1934. Bill’s old school chum and sometime drinking buddy, Ebby...

School Children

Our Father Who Art Not in Public Schools

By bob k The Professional Golfers’ Association of America (to its own embarrassment) had a “Caucasians Only” membership policy until 1962. Viewing a recent miniseries about the Kennedys reminded me that it took the...

Akron

Anarchy Melts

Bill W. Copyright © AA Grapevine, Inc. (July, 1946) It may be that Alcoholics Anonymous is a new form of human society. The first of our 12 Points of A.A. Tradition states, “Each member of...