Tag Archives: Compassion

The illusion of self-importance

“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.” – Carl Sagan When … Continue reading

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What is a human being?

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the … Continue reading

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9/11 and my divided life

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” – Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl I remember it was a little before 9 am. A news … Continue reading

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Bread and milk

“Anyone who says they’re not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both.” –  Anderson Cooper In 1985 I was working and living in Wilmington, NC. My first … Continue reading

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Despite our President

My wife and I have watched in awe as the people of Texas banded together and helped each other survive a horrible disaster. From the smallest, rescuing bats from the water under a highway bridge with a fishing net, to … Continue reading

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He’s missing an empathy gene

“I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” – Maya Angelou Historic flooding leaves one dead in Kansas, strands residents in south Kansas City I guess this headline isn’t a big deal to … Continue reading

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Let them eat cake

“Aw!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable! Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual … Continue reading

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