A scholar, a teacher, a lover of words and adventure.
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As I look at the world and the hate therein
I can’t help but wonder if the root lies within,
you and me and the pains no one sees,
The pride, and punishment, an inner disease
embodied in the way we treat ourselves,
Reflected in each word and deed


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“So You Love an Alcoholic” were the words that caught my attention in a stack of pamphlets at my first Al-Anon meeting (a support group for friends and family of alcoholics). “Why am I here?” I thought to myself as I fruitlessly looked for the stereotypical AA pot of coffee…

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I love stories! I love it, even more, when I can try to explain away a hurtful situation in story form. Although there can be many benefits to sharing stories of heartbreak and putting our hurt into words, it doesn’t come without its dangers.

One of my favorite radio programs/podcasts…

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