Tag Archive | values

Trump=Sanders? Idealism, reality, and the grace of nature


  Hello readers, If you read my blog regularly, you have most likely noticed that I am something of an idealist. I want to see our world become a kinder, more compassionate place, and I’d like to be a part of that process by trying to embody those values in my life, by being mindful […]

What we value: let’s change one simple thing


Hello readers, I felt really proud when I heard a comment from French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, who is currently presiding over the Paris climate talks. He noted that it is our responsibility, as western powers, to help countries across the African continent who are currently experiencing significant damage (terrible drought) from climate change. Africa […]

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 […]