Category Archives: compassion

Thinking of Houston

I have never been faced with a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey.  I’ve weathered minor, but still frightening, earthquakes in Santa Barbara, a wildfire that licked the edges of the city and flooding that closed the highway underpasses but none … Continue reading

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On my birthday, my depressing, uncelebrated, one year older and no farther ahead birthday I drove in to school to prepare for the week and feed the classroom pet. I was listening to the local NPR station and at the … Continue reading

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Public Assistance

This subject comes up from time to time so I thought I’d address it.  I believe public assistance programs are good, and unfortunately increasingly necessary.  They are a sign of an enlightened people and government because as we can all … Continue reading

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