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I host a radio show devoted Canadian independent music heard on SiriusXM Radio called IndieCan Radio It has been called, "The best music you've never heard."

I write mostly about addiction and recovery but also about music and finance. I support my passions with a day job as a financial planner.

I have a book, Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life that has been in the top 100 Amazon sales for addiction/recovery and I blog about recovery at and

I am a musician, recording artist and a dad.

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Atheists, AA and the Human Rights Code in Canada

Posted on February 28, 2017 at 4:29am 4 Comments

AA has been called "a religion in denial." AA goes out of our way to explain, "We are spiritual, not religious."

First, for many secular AA's the word "spiritual" is never used in describing addiction or recovery. Personally, I don't find the word especially useful because it can mean anything to anyone so it's hard be concrete or…


Secual A.A. enjoying growth and celebrates at an international conference in Santa Monica

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

We Agnostics & Freethinkers International A.A. Conference November 6th to 8th, 2014 was the first all-secular International gathering of atheist in Alcoholics Anonymous. The General Service Office of AA sent a delegation to share in this historical event.

At many AA gatherings, there are prayers and talk about how personalized concepts of higher powers are answering prayers and granting sobriety to those who tried but failed at getting sober on their own. Lots of people…


AA is spiritual, not religious, now hold my hand while we recite the Lords Prayer

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 9:02pm 7 Comments

Recovery from addiction is life-saving. That's good. In the program of Alcoholics Anonymous there is a pamphlet called, "Do You Think You're Different?" Everyone who struggles with addiction has a hard time owning up to the fact that the tail now wags the dog, that they are powerless over a process or substance that is making their life unmanageable. At least this is how the abstinence based recovery programs speak of addiction: A recreational behavior or substance use becomes…


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At 7:16pm on March 27, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 4:00pm on March 27, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Joe! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Sound Advice, Atheist Writers, Politics, Economics & Religion, The Skeptic Hour, and American Heathen®. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 2:59pm on March 27, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Joe
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense helped by science leads to freethinking wisdom as you know very well.  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 666 discussion topics and 3333 members.



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