Category Archives: compassion

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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Angels from Jail

A family scraped up enough money to send their son to a private school, in order to keep him away from drugs, gangs and crime. Then the man had to stop work, and needed expensive heart surgery. Prisoners in jail … Continue reading

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Long COVID: a question and answer

From Hilton Hiley: Hi Bob, I am glad you survived your opportunity to die, and amazed you could make me laugh about your experience. [Hilton is referring to my post, My bunyips are safe: 12th life] I wish I had … Continue reading

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Accepting the Unacceptable, by Penny Fenner

Penny Fenner is a Buddhist psychologist, and one of my friends from before my retirement. She has just posted this, and has given me permission to share it with you. This year we’re being constantly challenged to “accept the unacceptable,” … Continue reading

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An opportunity to make a difference

Scott Dauman is one of the subscribers to Bobbing Around, which practically guarantees that he is a good person. Only, now he is in serious trouble, and a small action from you could make a big difference for him. His … Continue reading

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