Losing Jack

I was excited and writing to a few friends to share the good news for the Sponsor Magazine project with someone who encouraged me in the beginning. Jack McCarthy was the author of “Drunks” which sets the tone for Recovery Reader. And was heard in the first volume of the podcast, Anonymous Review (#8). And published again in Sponsor Magazine #1.

I mised him by three days. I knew he wasn’t well, he had cancelled travel plans and we hadn’t exchanged emails for a while. He had a large circle of people – friend, family and fellowship – around Puget Sound. I was barely a distant satellite.

He would have been happy. He told me to just do my work and give up the result.

When I found someone publishing his poem as “Anonymous” (and one where the guy with the website was claiming it as his own) I dropped him a line so he could protect what was his.

This is a different poem. But like many of his works, just some simple truth that sneaks up on you.


Thanks, Jack. You are already missed.




There is a lot going on with the Facebook page. A quick summary here…

The twelfth in the current podcast series is up: http://podcast.sponsormagazine.org/

The podcast now has a mobile page, intended for use with tablets and cell phones using iOS or Android. I’m not sure about Blackberry. http://sponsormagazine.org/m.html

The Facebook page (http://facebook.com/SponsorMagazine) just hit 30 Like and made some new tools available to me to let people find out about the page. (Yeah, 30 isn’t going to change the world, but it’s still a landmark. Progress, however glacial, is still progress.

I’ll post more when there’s more.

Sponsor Magazine Podcast 1 – Sponsorship with Chris and Miles R.

A five part workshop on Sponsorship from Chris R. and his brother Miles from Plano Texas. First of a new series.


The home page also has links to allow you to download all 77 of the previous podcasts for free.

Check into our Facebook page for more free stuff.