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for: ‘May, 2010’

A Compassionate Life

Quotes from Field Notes on the Compassionate Life: A Search for the Soul of Kindness by Marc Ian Barasch–a book which takes a look at empathy, altruism, and compassion from all walks of life. If one completes the journey to one’s own heart, one will find oneself in the heart of everyone else. –Father Thomas […]

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Two blog posts in one day.  Surely, I’m breaking some major rule in blogdom.  We’re traveling today, so I have time to give you two small gifts.  One for today.  One for tomorrow. Dance with me, will you? It’s Saturday, y’all.  Happy weekend… [Post image: Ingrid Michaelson, photo courtesy of Majic 95.1]

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Surrogate Parents

When hanging out with friends, I’ve started to wonder (surreptitiously)  if they’d be good part-time surrogate parents.  You start thinking these things as you project into the future, imagining your child as a future teenager who may not want to confide in you.  You hope that, at that time, you’ll be able to encourage her […]

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Long Nights

Have you seen the movie Into the Wild?  It’s a film with more questions than answers, but that’s why it’s great.  Here is one of the songs from the film, sung by none other than Eddie Vedder.  I relate, especially, to the fourth paragraph. Have no fear For when I’m alone I’ll be better off […]

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It’s Really All About God

“I signed up for a movement that was standing still, with explorers who had already arrived, and for a revolution that had given up.” So says Samir Selmanovic in his book It’s Really All About God: Reflections of a Muslim Atheist Jewish Christian.  The worst part: he’s talking about Christianity. Here’s a book after my […]

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