An Urge for Something


The Humility Prayer

Black and White to save on printer toner….

24/7 Awe and Wonder Nigun


  Personally, I prefer this version…  

Plan of Action for the Man in Recovery

Mini Inventory


Unsettling Condition

The A&W On Your Plate

From Rabbi Miller zt”l’s list What do we learn from pleasant-tasting foods? The Creator could have forced men to eat by the mere desire to relieve the pain of hunger. Do you not… Continue reading



Like Riding a Bicycle

Remember riding a bicycle as a child? It took time to learn how to do it, but after much persistence it became second nature. We’d hop on the bike and and cruise along… Continue reading

New Life with Every Breath

Just read this phenomenal Vort: The Ruzhiner Rebbe used to explain that the reason the Gemara tells us to give thanks to Hashem for each breath we take is because life depends on… Continue reading

SELF Portrait, or Portrait of SELF

Too realistic for my taste…

Pain Delivers


Which glasses will I wear today?

To print this out in wallet size download the pdf ready to print.

As They Are

From  life on life’s terms

Use the Fall to Stand Tall

הֵמָּה כָּרְעוּ וְנָפָלוּ,וַאֲנַחְנוּ קַּמְנוּ וַנִּתְעוֹדָד They are bowed down and fallen, but we are risen, and stand upright.  — [Tehillim 20:9] When I don’t have conscious contact with Hashem, the things that knock… Continue reading

Turn to Him more than anyone else…

He wants to hear from me (and all y’all) even without an emergency, but sometimes that’s the only way to get my attention!

The Price of Sobriety

From G-d of Our Understanding by Rabbi Shais Taub, pg 33

You say you wish…

Mr. SponsorPants: you say you wish. Ouch. For some, (and most definitely for me sometimes), an ungentle terrible truth.

Are you Frog or Toad?

When I discovered I was Toad I knew that internet filters were not the solution.

Barasi Yetzer Hara, Barasi Torah Tavlin

Tavlin is spice, but specifically medicinal spice. We addicts have chosen to medicate with empty wonder drugs while Hashem has promised us all along that the Yetzer Hara is best treated with Torah.… Continue reading

Looking Myself in the Eyes

It occurred to me recently that every time I’m afraid to admit a mistake it’s no different than being afraid to look myself in the eyes when looking in the mirror. The mistake… Continue reading

The Teshuva You Want

Rambam (Hil. Teshuva 6:3) asks why Moshe was sent to Pharoah to request Klal Yisrael be allowed to leave when He knew that Pharoah would not allow. He answers, “it’s to let the… Continue reading

A Note From a Friend

From Mr. Sponsor Pants

Tap Into the Miraculous

The 1st Nesivos Shalom on Parshas Bo asks why Moshe was sent to warn Pharoah if H’ informed Moshe that Pharoah wouldn’t listen and that H’ Himself had hardened Pharoah’s heart. What will… Continue reading

Some Help With Perspective

From an AA sponsor blog I browse often.  

Intoxicating Reality. Hmmm….

I “chanced” upon the following quote (made all pretty by some artist)… It reminded me of when I exchanged addiction for “Let go and Let G-d” Then I saw another quote from her…… Continue reading

R’ Noach Weinberg zt”l’s 42 Second Prayer

Take a moment (42 seconds) to hear this clip. With G-d’s help, may we all live it.

He wants those who see the Awe and Wonder, Yeraim

This morning my mind was wandering during Pesukei Dzimra and I got to thinking about the program. When I caught myself in reverie I was up to this Passuk (actually, one of my… Continue reading

What hidden desire rests in people’s hearts?

A must read from Rav Miller: When you see people on the highway driving back and forth in their cars, speeding, some here, some there… where are they all going? They don’t know… Continue reading