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

Posted tagged with 'Heroic Journey'

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 www.georgiacat.com/blog post of April 23, 2020. It is edited for the michaelcowlgordon.com 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. …