Tagged: Oxford Group

Anne Ripley Smith

Anne Smith

For some reason, we alcoholics seem to have the gift of picking out the world’s finest women. Dr. Bob Smith By bob k “In 1898, Anne Robinson Ripley was spending a holiday with a...

AA started in riots

“AA started in riots.” Mitchell K., quoting his sponsor, Clarence Snyder. How it Worked: The Story of Clarence H. Snyder and the Early Days of Alcoholics Anonymous in Cleveland, Ohio By Roger C. What...

Frank Buchman

Frank Buchman and the Oxford Group

By bob k The founder of the Oxford movement – a Christian evangelical movement and the birthplace of AA – Frank Nathaniel Daniel Buchman was born in the small town (pop. 1,200) of Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, on June...

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...

Man on Bed III

The Origins of the 12 Steps

By Roger C. One alcoholic talking to another (Step 12) It all began in the waning months of 1934. Bill W, an incorrigible inebriate nearing the end of his rope, was visited at his...