Tag Archive | compassion

Terror and Pain: Cultures and Shadows


Hello readers, The other day I was listening to NPR (National Public Radio), and a reporter commented on the irony of the fact that the recent measles outbreak in southern California began at Disney World, a place from which all shadows and darkness have been banned.  The sunny and optimistic outlook seemingly characteristic of American […]

Darkly nutritious fruits (a poem)


driving by the new high school forever frozen in time a moment of heart-break sat a little girl, five or six years old narrow face, hair neatly braided in rows slender legs splayed on the grass of the sidewalk strip. baby in carrier, mother out of car flashing blue lights, handcuffs on the man who […]

Does Duality Make Us Sick?


  Hello readers, From a very young age because of circumstances in my life causing me to be rejected by my family, I have spent a lot of time alone.  Introspective by nature anyway, this solitude caused me to think deeply about the meaning of my life and my place in this world.  Instinctively, my […]

Guardian Angels Teach Us to Fly


Hello readers, The last few days I have been mulling over how my life seems to have gotten progressively more challenging the last several years.  At times, I have felt despair, as if a curse has enveloped me, as difficult persons and situations have entangled me in their webs of intrigue, their narcissistic dramas and […]

The Ruthless Artist (The Woman Upstairs)


  Hello readers, When I first started writing this blog in September of 2012, my goal was to shed light on the lack of balance between the forces of masculine and feminine energies as observed by myself in the social and cultural world around me.  This preoccupation still concerns me deeply, and it is interwoven […]

The Woman Who Wasn’t There?


Hello readers, Last night,  a friend was telling me about a Spanish woman (Alicia Esteve Head, also known as Tanya Head), who successfully manipulated the media and headed a 9/11 survivors group. Ms. Head, who was in Spain at the time of the attacks, managed to convince the public that she was in the twin […]

A Place at the Table: Hunger in the USA


Hello readers, I recently watched a documentary, A Place at the Table (co-directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush and starring Jeff Bridges, 2012) on the subject of hunger in America.  Three different families in three regions of the U.S. are featured with their particular experiences and situations.  According to the film, at least fifty million […]

WHAT IF? ON FREEDOM…


July 4, 2013 Hello readers, What does freedom or independence mean to you?  To some, it means having no one over yourself to tell you what choices to make or how to behave. To others, it means enjoying the ability to be your true self without censorship, to be able to reach full potential without […]

Developing Empathy: How Community and Cooperation Can Reinforce Understanding and Compassion


Dear readers, In this post, I would like to explore the notions of honesty, trust, compassion, integrity, and empathy.  These are all good, hearty qualities that I think all decent people would like to at least try to incorporate in their lives.  In any given society or country, I think there is always a percentage […]