Tag Archives: Empathy

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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The fool on the hill

Day after day, alone on the hill The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still But nobody wants to know him They can see that he’s just a fool And he never gives an answer But the fool … 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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