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


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 …

My Introduction to the Heroic Journey

Posted on November 2, 2021

I suppose that one could say that my inspiration for the writing of The Twelve Step Pathway: A Heroic Journey of Recovery came from a lifetime of experience, both personal …

Coach John Thompson – An American Hero

Posted on October 4, 2021

I just finished reading John Thompson’s autobiography, I Came as a Shadow. His is an excellent example of the Heroic Journey, of overcoming monumental difficulties in achieving success in life. …

Noah a Drunk? Not so Much, but What About Lot?

Posted on September 28, 2021

Noah is generally credited, if that is the right term, with being the first alcoholic in the Bible. It is possible that he was, but the evidence is scant. This …