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Humanity is connected by an invisible web

I’ve spent hours watching spiders spin webs, wait, and then blast anything that lands in those webs with a shot of venom.  Maybe I need some hobbies, but spider watching is among the most beautiful sights in nature to me. … Continue Reading →

Jesus and Buddha conversing in Heaven

Jesus and Buddha are in Heaven/Nirvana looking down on their respective followers, shaking their heads. Jesus says to the Buddha, “Buddha, look at them, is that what you meant?” Buddha studies his followers across the Earth then he studies Jesus’… Continue Reading →

Is agnosticism real?

There’s times when words will enter my mind and then buzz around and sting my thoughts throughout the day. What’s strange to me is that when those certain words come around, they do so through distinct and unconnected channels. A… Continue Reading →

Does God play a role in overcoming Depression and/or Addiction?

Before my reading last Tuesday, a woman from Michigan approached me with a copy of Journey to Aztlan in her hand.  She asked if I could sign her book, which I did.  When I handed the book back to her,… Continue Reading →

Creativity allows participation in the joy of living

I know that there are people who may disagree with me that all human life is contains the capability to create. But to me, the reason they disagree is because they’ve spent too much time telling themselves and/or others that… Continue Reading →

A new approach to Addiction treatment, wrap-up

In my opinion, people want to be accepted and loved despite being flawed.  Whatever a given person perceives those flaws to be, to me, that’s THE basic human desire.   To try to explain, let’s look at someone I’ll call, “Joe.” … Continue Reading →

A new approach to Addiction treatment, wrap-up

In my opinion, people want to be accepted and loved despite being flawed.  Whatever a given person perceives those flaws to be, to me, that’s THE basic human desire.   To try to explain, let’s look at someone I’ll call, “Joe.” … Continue Reading →

New approach to Addiction treatment, part 3

This is the framework, then, from which I treat a person.  Most treatment models require two things: 1) that an addict sees the consequences of their actions; and, 2) that the interventionist breaks through the denials that the addict has… Continue Reading →

Thank God for my Dream-maker

Really, God wants our dreams to come true.  The however is that, like me, people are too dumb to listen to what God says.  God, in his infinite power and wisdom, knew that with the fall from grace, humanity would… Continue Reading →

Thoughts of addiction from those with addictions

I wanted to share three (3) quotes from journal entries that clients within an inpatient treatment facility have shared with m.  I believe that these entires may be able to provide clues and ideas to carry forward into other aspects… Continue Reading →

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