The author is a psychotherapist and mental health clinician by profession and was educated at Central Michigan University, the University of Michigan, The Synthesis Graduate School for the Study of Man, and various other places. None of this helped him to live life on life’s terms. He describes himself as an “educated fool.”
Now in semi-retirement, he chronicles his life journey from the very beginning to the present, showing how all his education, will power, personal resources, and various talents did him little good until God brought him to his knees and a surrender took place through a combination of predestination and free will.
In the final analysis, he was rescued from the disease of alcoholism and has many years of sobriety thanks to the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous and the grace of God. He continues to live this spiritual program to the best of his ability, one day at a time. As one old timer in AA said, “Chuck is living proof that even an intellectual can get this program.”
Mostly, Chuck hopes his story will encourage readers to view their own lives, with its twists and turns and seeming coincidences and contradictions (both good and bad), from a higher and more purposeful perspective.