Specialist in addiction medicine since 1973, author of The Twelve Step Pathway - A Heroic Journey of Recovery



Posted on March 24, 2023

Some time last year I made the comment to Judy, my dear wife, that I don’t think I experience joy. She found this disturbing, and bought me The Book of …

A review of Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr

Posted on February 26, 2023

A review of Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr, Franciscan Media, 2011, 2021 Father Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest of the Roman Catholic church …


Posted on February 19, 2023

After somewhat in excess of fifty years, I am finally giving up the clinical practice of medicine. I closed my private practice in 2019, but have continued as the Medical …

The Death Train Called Alcoholism

Posted on October 29, 2022

Heard at an A.A. meeting. “I was on the death train called alcoholism. I wanted to get off, but I didn’t know how.” The Heroic Journey starts with the call …

Fear No Evil: A Memoir by Natan Sharansky

Posted on July 9, 2022

I have just finished reading Fear No Evil by Natan Sharansky, and I am in awe of his courageous and heroic battle for survival against the “evil empire” of the …

I’m Just Another Bozo on the Bus

Posted on May 10, 2022

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who have in common the desire to stop drinking, or to stay stopped. As active alcoholics their stories often include episodes in which …

Gaylord Nelson – An American Hero

Posted on April 23, 2022

(This is from the post of April 23, 2020. It is edited for the blog)   Yesterday was the 52nd Anniversary of Earth Day, the inspired idea of …

Don’t Call It Obedience

Posted on February 28, 2022

The Twelve Steps provide a formula for the repair and transformation of one’s life. The pathway prescribed is not one that would be followed without adequate need for rescue from …

The Care of God

Posted on January 28, 2022

The Third Step of the Twelve Steps in the AA program reads: “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we …