ANYBODY CAN BE UNHAPPY. WE CAN ALL BE HURT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE POOR TO NEED SOMETHING OR SOMEBODY. REDNECKS, HIPPIES, MISFITS — WE’RE ALL THE SAME. GAY OR STRAIGHT? SO WHAT? IT DOESN’T MATTER TO ME. WE HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE, REGARDLESS. — WILLIE NELSON Continue reading Willie Nelson on Human Universality
A HURTFUL ACT IS THE TRANSFERENCE TO OTHERS OF THE DEGRADATION WHICH WE BEAR IN OURSELVES. — SIMONE WEIL Continue reading Simone Weil on Transference
UNHAPPY IS THE LAND THAT IS IN NEED OF HEROES. — BERTOLT BRECHT Continue reading Bertolt Brecht on the National Void
I THINK A LOT OF SELF-IMPORTANCE IS A PRODUCT OF FEAR. AND FEAR, LIVING IN SORT OF AN UN-SELF-EXAMINED FEAR-BASED LIFE, TENDS TO LEAD TO NARCISSISM AND SELF-IMPORTANCE. — MOBY Continue reading Moby Quotation
OFTEN, THE MOST EGREGIOUS POWER ABUSES ARE DISGUISED AS ACTS OF COMPASSION. JUST A THOUGHT. LOVE, HELEN Continue reading Compassion or Abuse?
SAYING “MANY THINGS IN LIFE ARE UNFAIR” WHEN YOU EXPLOIT OTHERS’ VULNERABILITY DOES NOT MAKE YOU A WISE PERSON. IT MAKES YOU A COMMON OPPORTUNIST. Continue reading Many Things in Life…
No, this isn’t a George Carlin joke. Here are the words (and phrases), in alphabetical order: Diversity Entitlement Evidence-Based Fetus Science-Based Transgender Vulnerable In case you haven’t yet read about Our Fearless Leader’s change in the public health vernacular, please click the link to this Washington Post news report: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-gets-list-of-forbidden-words-fetus-transgender-diversity/2017/12/15/f503837a-e1cf-11e7-89e8-edec16379010_story.html?utm_term=.1ab4d86cc109 Continue reading Trump’s Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say at the CDC
SELF-RESPECT IS NOTHING TO HIDE BEHIND. WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST, IT ISN’T THERE. — MAY SARTON Continue reading May Sarton Quote
(Note: I am not a mental health professional. The statements in this blog post are based on personal observation and experience.) Most of us — if we are decent in the first place, and we haven’t become jaded — were horrified to hear about Monday night’s attack in Manchester. The target was a concert venue which attracted young pop music fans. This morning I found a friend’s post on Facebook, expressing his personal reaction to the tragedy. I typed a comment suggesting Dante should have created a Circle of Hell for terrorists who target young people. I hope my friend … Continue reading Empathy is Worth the Effort
AS DANGEROUS AND AS INCREDIBLE AS IT MAY SEEM, I CONDUCT MY LIFE WITHOUT THE HELP OF A STUNT DOUBLE. Continue reading Thrills! Chills! Social Embarrassment!