Thursday, June 27, 2013

Curing vs Healing In Medicine, and In Law

Tonight I found myself reading a blog post in which the author Laura, a person undergoing extensive medical treatment for a serious illness, discusses insight she gained from a workshop for persons undergoing health challenges.  One of the main insights she gained was a new perspective on the difference between "curing" and "healing."* Laura writes:

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Are You a Lonely Dad on Father's Day?

I am posting this on Father's Day of 2013, and in recognition and appreciation for the role that fathers play in the care and development of their children (of all ages).  All over the USA today, we celebrate fathers.  Special visits will be paid, handmade little gifts will be given, special meals will be served, and phone calls will be made to thank, shower affection upon, and generally to show appreciation of our fathers.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

To Live a Life Well Lived, Without Later Regret

I read a review of a book today (and linked at the end of this blog post), in which it was suggested that, as a spiritual practice, we make a habit of occasionally contemplating our own mortality.   Interesting thought.  Why might that be a good idea?  After reading more, I became convinced of the value of the practice, and I will share my thoughts about that now.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Food Justice? Not Hardly!

The USA Senate just passed a major agricultural bill, amounting to billions of dollars over the course of the next several years. What are the ramifications of this Bill?

Monday, June 3, 2013

Remembering Tiananmen Square, June 3, 1989

Remembering the massacre at Tian An Men Square
June 3, 1989,
please consider the following quotation: 

The ultimate weakness of violence is that 
it is a descending spiral, 
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. 
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.