Tag Archives: compassion

Time for a Feel-Good Friday the 13th!

Most of us aren’t terribly superstitious, but some people are, and Friday the 13ths are particularly terrifying for them. As for the rest of us, well, while today may be the only Friday the 13th this year, the never-ending pandemic … Continue reading

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Remembering Hortense

Originally posted on white hair grace:
“Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more.” William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5 I was 17…

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Love in the Post-COVID Era

A year ago, I wrote about Love in the Time of Coronavirus. This may seem like a bookend to that post, but it’s more like a midpoint reality check. At first, we weren’t that frightened. But as infections and deaths … Continue reading

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My First Friend

Overgrown House 4 by Hoekemannen (flickr.com) My Real Memoir I spotted a weasel in the spring of my 5th year. Apart from a few orange trees and an incinerator, our back yard was boring. The trees were too young to … Continue reading

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Healthcare or Healthsnare?

Old Joke Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I do this. What do I do? Doctor: Don’t do that. New Version Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I get my medical bill. What do I do? Doctor: Don’t do– Oh, no, wait, there’s no cure … Continue reading

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Be Someone’s Answer

Thought for the Week There’s a reason AA sponsors are recovering addicts. Lost people don’t want slogans, they want to be shown the way out—by someone who’s actually found it. So don’t just give answers, whenever you possibly can, be … Continue reading

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Condemned Alleys Fading Stars

Originally posted on Recollections At Fall:
On rare pensive moments when one contemplates on the vagaries of human existence Fleeting thoughts and images flash with persistence You stop the car at the traffic lights an emaciated maimed hand knocks at…

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While in Exile, Prosper!

My Featured Blogger this week is Kenyan writer, thinker, and humanist Mulyale Mutisya. I’ve been following Mulyale for some time, and have come to love her eloquence, her heart, and her unbending commitment to all who are oppressed. Her faith-based … Continue reading

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It Is My Place

Originally posted on Diamonds in Dark Places:
“My dad will help you.” It was the second time in as many days that my two-year-old granddaughter had uttered this sentiment. “My dad will help.” Her dad, unfortunately, was in Hawaii vacationing…

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Is This Our Future?

Let’s prove them wrong! “Communication is merely an exchange of information, but connection is an exchange of our humanity.” ~Sean Stephenson “Carve your name on hearts and not on marble.” ~Charles Spurgeon “Happiness is only real when it’s shared.” ~Chris … Continue reading

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