Category Archives: compassion

Lost but Found by Lauren Persons

Lauren Persons is a grandmother who loves all children (one of my mob). One of her sources of distress is empathy for all the kids in the world who have lost loved ones to this devious virus, with little end … Continue reading

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Great slogans you can wear from World Beyond War

Once upon a time you walked past someone sitting on a low wall. Then you realized it was that person, the one you’d been longing desperately to meet. What should you do? Should you turn around? What would you say? … Continue reading

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What is better than punishment?

Professor Gwen Adshead, a psychiatrist who has spent decades working in prison, presents a convincing case for compassionate therapy. That murderer may have acted as a monster, but when you scratch the surface, you find a suffering victim who dealt … Continue reading

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Review of Angel of Aleppo by Jon Cocks

A story of genocide just has to be terrible. This story is, and I have all too much empathy, but once I started, I couldn’t stop reading. Everyone knows about the Holocaust, but history has largely ignored the earlier, equally … Continue reading

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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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