Compassion Category

POVerty and the shadowy TPP

I have been reflecting on the American way of life recently.  All the tumult over the Affordable Care Act has dredged up a great deal of emotion, mostly fear, and of course as I have said repeatedly in past posts here, stoked by international as well as national corporate interests.  There are corporations, backed by […]

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Ted McCarthy … beloved by?

I awoke Wednesday to the headlines that this benighted “Senator” spent the previous 21 hours raving against affordable healthcare to prevent the rescue of poor and hardworking Americans who don’t have it right now.  He is a Joe McCarthy look-alike, think-alike, and hate-alike.  An arrogant phony who only the most limited among us cannot see […]

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We the sheeple …

Over the weekend, watching all my usual news shows, I was bombarded by talk of the looming twin crises of government funding and debt ceiling showdowns. The media, in their usual, ‘if it bleeds, it leads’ fashion, were stirring the cauldron again, instilling a growing sense of dread that something terrible is about to happen, […]

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A parental short-list

I always have my antennae up for advice on teaching, counseling and parenting as I think we are  merely trained in school to develop a framework in which to hold information.  On that basis, I hope to gather data over my lifetime and place it somewhere within that structure.  If the structure is a robust […]

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Auguri, Papa!

How can one not love this new Pope? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/world/europe/pope-bluntly-faults-churchs-focus-on-gays-and-abortion.html?emc=edit_na_20130919&_r=0 Pope Francis talks about maintaining the “freshness and fragrance of the Gospel”.  Wow, that sure is a nice turn of phrase. We don’t expect our Popes to say anything novel or provocative.  He reminds me of Bishop Fulton Sheen, who I watch from time to time […]

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