In tonight’s debate, Mitt Romney said he “believes in God”. What does THAT mean?

A long time ago, before I had much personal exposure to Alcoholics Anonymous or the culture of recovery, I had a wonderful yoga teacher who had apparently done some 12-step work at some point in his own getting-sober project.  He didn’t talk about it much, but in retrospect I can see its influence all over […]

a Holy Week meditation on addiction

Condemned to death. Seeking a path away from pain with booze, Xanax, crystal, oxy, heroin.  Street drugs, prescriptions…like the mythical lotus eaters, the addicts feast until they forget their homelands.  They forget who they are.  Addiction is a scourging, it comes with a crown of thorns and a crucifixion. At first, seeking relief from pain: the […]