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


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 …

The Patron Saint of Drug Addicts

Posted on January 8, 2022

Father Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish priest who died a martyr in Auschwitz in 1941. Born in Poland in 1894, he had a vision of the Virgin Mary at age …

Schrodinger’s Cat

Posted on January 7, 2022

Here is another guest post from Black Magic. So, I continue to stress the importance of cats to the understanding that humans have of their world. I must say at …

Book Review of Living From the Soul by Sam Torode

Posted on December 22, 2021

With this short, simple book the author presents the spiritual philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson. He uses as his primary source the journaling that Emerson did in 1833 upon returning …