Tag Archives: Empathy

Care, compassion and empathy

As many of you know I work in the non-profit world of affordable housing. The organization that I am affiliated with owns approximately 500 front doors, units that we lease to the elderly, people with mental health issues, HIV/AIDS, and … Continue reading

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I got more than I gave

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” –  Henry David Thoreau I have been struggling lately. I have found myself at a crossroads, at the intersection of self-worth and self-doubt. I am trying to … Continue reading

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I hear you

“I never said “give teachers guns” like was stated on Fake News @CNN & @NBC. What I said was to look at the possibility of giving “concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience – only … Continue reading

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Drops in a bucket

Wendell Berry tells a story about an old bucket hanging on a fence post along his daily walking route near his home. He can’t remember how long the bucket has been hanging there, but it’s not the sight of the … Continue reading

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Taking a break, again

I have some decisions to make in the coming weeks and months, decisions about my work future, decisions about the direction of my life. I have enjoyed writing post on WordPress and sharing my thoughts, hopes and wishes on this … Continue reading

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38 ways you can finally stop being a D*ck

I subscribe to an online magazine called the Elephant Journal which describes itself as “it’s about a mindful life”.  This online journal is one of many, too many, that I get on a daily and weekly basis about Buddhism, liberal Christian … Continue reading

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I am sorry

“I am sorry” would seem to be three pretty simple words to say. I would suspect over my 56 years of living I have said “I am sorry” a time or 10,000. I have said it as a condolence. I have … Continue reading

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