New Writers — and New Energy — Coming to the LifeRing Blog

I, Craig Whalley, have been the author of most LifeRing Blog posts for the past three years. I do have some (blessedly brief) experience as a journalist and I enjoy writing, but I have never been able to devote the sort of energy and time required to make the Blog lively, informative and — yes — entertaining. So now the time has come to try to change that. There is no shortage of fine writers involved with LifeRing. Many of them have demonstrated their talent over the years in our online venues. I want to bring them to a wider audience. So I’ve corraled a few together and will be presenting their efforts here in the coming days and weeks. At the same time, I’m inviting other LifeRing members to submit pieces they think might be of interest. No guarantees they’ll be accepted, but we’d love to have the opportunity!

As part of the effort to revitalize the Blog, we’ve added a subscription capability — you can sign up and be notified when a new Blog post appears. The subscription form (which requires absolutely minimal information — just an email address) is on the Home Page of this website.  Don’t expect a great flood of new and exciting material — it will take time to generate a steady stream of posts. But I’ll keep the information about new meetings and orgainzational developments coming, and Steve S. will continue to post items about interesting articles he runs across.

Feedback from readers will be much appreciated, even the negative stuff. We want to be livelier and that will mean taking some chances which may go amiss. But our hope is to provide you with a deeper understanding of the nature of recovery. Wish us luck!




  1. Dennis Meeks on September 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Would like to receive alerts on new blog posts.

    • Craig W on September 9, 2013 at 1:17 pm


      On the “home” page of this website you’ll find a box that allows you to subscribe. It’s located down near the box containing the summary list of recent blog posts.

      Craig W.