Compassion Category

Neither ruthful nor …

… veracious. After we listened to Obama’s SOTU, I forced myself to sit through one of the multifarious opposing “responses”. Geoffrey walked the dog, unable to stomach what followed. It was no response at all, of course. Clearly they write this flummery without acknowledging what the President actually said, even though I am fairly sure […]

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Dis-Sparity

This is going to be a brief post, just to make sure I don’t fall off the wagon during this busy part of the year. For one thing, I have been involved in completing a massive and very time consuming as well as complicated project that I hope to be done with tomorrow.  For another, […]

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Whose values?

This is Columbus Day. I just heard that there is a movement to change this holiday to Native American’s Day. Sounds like a good idea to me. That made me think about a couple of things going on right now.  For one, one of our three parties is holding their annual “Values Voter Summit” this […]

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Just imagine

A study came out recently that has a lot of my colleagues buzzing. Here are two articles you might find interesting: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/i-know-how-youre-feeling-i-read-chekhov/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131004&_r=0 http://qz.com/130953/its-official-reading-literary-fiction-makes-you-a-better-person/#! I wonder about the validity of relying too much on one study but based on my own understanding their conclusions make sense. In sum, their research indicates that people who read good […]

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Health care for the privileged or for all?

Which would you prefer? I am pretty clear on what I would rather have. Health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege. For the people who slavishly repeat the meme that our Federal government cannot provide any efficient service, I categorically disagree. There are at least five excellent examples I know of […]

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