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


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 …

Book Review -Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions, by Russell Brand

Posted on December 21, 2021

From time to time I may write a review of a book which I have read and which I believe may be of interest to my readers. Much has been …

Minnie Minoso, or Is This a Good Way to Identify a Hero?

Posted on December 18, 2021

Growing up in Chicago during the fifties, I was captivated by baseball. As a Cub fan, my favorite player was Ernie Banks, the Cub shortstop. I was a Cub fan, …


Posted on December 6, 2021

Here is another guest blog from Black Magic.   So, as I was walking home this afternoon from my inspection of the neighborhood, once again I found Nevermore (our neighbor’s …

The Black Cat Bar

Posted on December 6, 2021

Here is an article that Black Magic wrote a couple of years ago. He thought it could be of interest to my readers, and as a black cat, it is …

Fleas and the Meaning of Life

Posted on December 6, 2021

From time to time this website will feature a guest blog written by Black Magic, the virtual cat who lives in my head. He is the grandson of Black Jack, …

Homer Adolphe Plessy, an American Hero

Posted on November 30, 2021

There was an article in the paper today about an attempt to secure a pardon for Homer Adolphe Plessy. The Louisiana Board of Pardons has unanimously approved the measure, and …