Category Archives: compassion

Are we just delaying the inevitable with climate change?

Originally posted on Bobbing Around:
I answer questions on Quora. For some reason, this one got me going, and my typing fingers took flight. Please read my answer, and if you approve of the message, share it around. With metta,…

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Beautiful writing about a terrible event: man fell from plane

You’ve just got to read this essay showing the essential goodness of many people, including a police investigator. Then there is a moral in the tail, one I approve of. (Hey, would I post the link otherwise?)

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Book by homeless youngsters transforms lives

Years ago, I had the honour of editing Cross-Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness by Jay Levy and Robin Johnson for the publisher, Loving Healing Press. The link is to my review. Ever since, I’ve maintained an interest in homelessness, and am … Continue reading

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The benefit of refugees

Last night, my local branch of the Australian Greens had a guest speaker: journalist Iain Gillespie, who spoke with passion about asylum seekers. Some years ago, The Age gave him the task of reporting on the activities of the Asylum … Continue reading

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The bible and homosexuality

This is a brief extract from You Can’t Escape Destiny, the second volume of my Doom Healer Series. I have recently pestered two publishers regarding these books. Hopefully, one of them will snap it up. Tuesday, in the school staffroom … Continue reading

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Thoughts from February

My newsletter has just soared free on its wings, and has no doubt arrived in your inbox. I always have an accompanying message for my subscribers, and don’t see why followers should miss out on it. So, here it is … Continue reading

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A worthwhile cause

David Dungay had diabetes from an early age. He was arrested and put in jail. While there, he was murdered by the people responsible for his welfare. There is no softer way of saying it. If you want independent confirmation, … Continue reading

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Goodbye, glaciers

A current disaster in India is in the news (e.g., this report by Brett Wilkins): a glacier fell apart, flooding several rivers, destroying dams including hydroelectric projects, and killing people. In 2018, it was the Matterhorn, perhaps the most famous … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Rhobin Courtright asked her faithful bunch of bloggers to “write a short story, flash fiction, or use an excerpt from one of your books.” So, here is a chapter from my current work, Lifting the Gloom. Matthew Trotter stared at … Continue reading

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The loneliness of Christmas

Christmas is stereotyped as a time of happiness, but that ain’t so for many people. In our fragmented society, those lacking family and friends are even more isolated because they think everyone else is happy. Here is an excellent article … Continue reading

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