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

Posted tagged with 'Heroic Journey'

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 …

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 …

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 …

Schedule a talk

Posted on December 5, 2021

On October 10, 2021 I was honored to give the guest sermon to the Unitarian Universalist Church in Boone, North Carolina. My topic was how the Twelve Steps serve as …

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. …