Category Archives: compassion


Matthew Trotter stared at the handcuffed man in the dock — the murderer of his wife and daughter. Trodg stood nearly seven feet tall, with a broad, powerful body. He was one of Matt’s caseload, so he knew the man’s … Continue reading

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Courage and inspiration: infectious disease response in South Sudan

If you want to feel a little better about being human, please read this short, inspiring essay by Sulaiman Sesay. His main job is dealing with starvation, but he was in the frontline of addressing Ebola, and he is there … Continue reading

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Avaaz: 10 beautiful acts of Love

I had tears in my eyes when I read an email from Avaaz. Usually, they request support on desperately urgent issues. This time, they sent me 10 amazing pictures about 10 amazing stories. Unfortunately, the only link was sending feedback, … Continue reading

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Support court case against Apple etc. for using cobalt from child-killing mines

Sumofus is raising money for a court case in the USA: families of children killed in an African cobalt mine are suing the ultimate users: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Dell and Tesla. If these companies were decent, they’d settle out of … Continue reading

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Amazon reviews: Paupers and foreigners need not apply

I wrote the following in April, 2018. My target audience was the decision-makers at Amazon, so it is in gentler language than it would be otherwise. I have sent it to them several times, in a number of versions. It … Continue reading

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He closed his restaurants, and is feeding people anyway

This is chef Jose Andres, who is known for a long list of humanitarian actions. To help slow the spread of the dreaded virus in Washington, DC, he has closed his restaurants, but he supplies food to people in isolation. … Continue reading

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Do evil people deserve to be reincarnated?

This was a question at Quora. You may be interested in reading my answer.

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What money is really for: Quaden Bayles’ family shows the world how to be a human

Recently, I posted about a short boy who found people with big hearts. This boy’s family are truly enlightened people. In response to Yarraka Bayles’ video of the effects of bullying on her son, a crowdfunding program has raised $474,000. … Continue reading

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Hit and Run is now available as a paperback

Sandy Cumming, the publisher of Hit and Run, has just let me know that what many of my fans consider my best novel to date is now available as a paper book. I prefer to read onscreen, for several reasons, … Continue reading

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Short boy finds people with big hearts

There is this 9 year old boy who happens to be very short, since he has the medical condition of dwarfism. He is also an Australian Aborigine, which has nothing to do with his physical disorder. “Naturally,” in a crazy … Continue reading

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