Tag Archives: Addiction


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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. On May 12, 1935, William Griffith Wilson journeyed to Akron, Ohio, to try to close a business deal. The deal flopped.  A familiar feeling of dread began to engulf him.  He was a failure, and everyone surely knew it.  Wilson needed an escape – a way to survive this sharp moment of disappointment.  As… Read more »


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Healthcare experts estimate that 80-90% of Americans are dependent on a chemical substance called trimethylxanthine.  Most of us know it as caffeine.  Botanists have long guessed that caffeine – which occurs naturally in the foliage of coffee trees, cacao beans, and several varieties of tea leaves – functions as a pesticide.  Its bitter taste seriously discourages leaf-munching insects.  But what… Read more »