Tag Archives: suffering

Earth Day is Us Day

There are those who say, “We can’t afford environmental regulations–too many lost dollars (or pounds, or rubles, or yuan), too many lost jobs.” Meanwhile, according to the World Health Organization: Over 7 million humans a year die from air pollution … Continue reading

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Diminished

“No man is an island Entire of itself Every man is a piece of the continent A part of the main If a clod be washed away by the sea Europe is the less As well as if a promontory … Continue reading

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Deep in December

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~Mother Teresa “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is … Continue reading

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Their Illicit Lover

One of the darker things I’ve posted–for a reason. Read to the end. This is a true story. He said he would kill them In his time, in his way And yet they let him stay Even before they loved … Continue reading

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41 Years Ago Today

By the time the war ended, 58,220 American soldiers had died in Vietnam. And, in a strange irony, 50,000 of the people they’d gone to save had been evacuated to the United States. It was the largest airlift in U.S. … Continue reading

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Nothing is Wasted

Book Review Note: I’m a writer, which means I read constantly (I know just one writer who doesn’t, and thereby hangs a tale). So I’ve decided to begin posting brief occasional book reviews. Sanguine, but far from naïve, Nothing is Wasted … Continue reading

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Dear God

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