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Troublemakers and Eccentrics

For author and broadcaster Rachael Kohn spirituality is certainly a broad church. Even though I am a confirmed atheist, Kohn’s inclusiveness led her to ask me to keep, and then read on air, a “spiritual diary”. That was back in 2012 on her long-running ABC Radio National program The Spirit of Things. This daily diary of mine began on Christmas Day (my birthday) and finished on Australia Day, which is when, in 1970, with the aid of Alcoholics Anonymous, I finally stopped drinking alcohol and taking other drugs. It’s my understanding that Kohn chose me because I was a survivor of alcoholism. This had led me to…

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