Monthly Archives: August 2018

Showing Up For Class

I’m so grateful to have taught some amazing students over my 15 year career and although I’m thrilled to be retired from teaching, I miss interacting with students and becoming a part of their lives. The reality is, however, that … Continue reading

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It’s a DISEASE! For real…

The following is an article I’ve been working on for my recoverees at the halfway houses I visit every week as well as the SMART Recovery meeting I host at the church. As one who resisted using the disease label … Continue reading

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Check the Mirror, Baby…

Today’s second reading is from James, which reminds me of how much Martin Luther despised this particular book of the Bible! He had nothing good to say about it, calling it an “epistle of straw” in his introduction to the … Continue reading

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Eat Me! Drink Me!

I had two conversations this week that kind of annoyed me. Although these exchanges occurred on two different days, the basic format was identical.  “How are you doing, Michel?” It didn’t seem like a trick question, so I responded as … Continue reading

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Three Spiritual Principles

In Narcotics Anonymous we have a saying, taken from the basic text, that says there are three fundamental spiritual principles upon which recovery is dependent: honesty, openness and willingness. As many times as I’ve read those words or heard them … Continue reading

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Without A Net

This has been, for me, the most difficult and traumatic week of my life. Almost 20 years ago I purchased a home with my partner in an historic district. We spent more than 10 years renovating inside and out, doing … Continue reading

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