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Faces of Compassion, Faces of Hate

Three years ago, when I had my first gallbladder attack, the attending urgent-care doctor advised I’d self-diagnosed correctly and that gallbladder surgery would be a simple thing. “They pop them out in the morning and send you home in the afternoon,” she explained. She strongly urged I consider having it done. Well, maybe that’s true […]

The Extinction of the 21st Century Optimist

For a good many years now, I’ve seen myself as someone nurturing hope personally and optimism generally. Pessimism, to me, just seemed to be a dog that wouldn’t hunt, an inaccurate reflection of all reality, and not a prescription for a satisfying life. When things went awry, one could always—like Annie’s classic song “Tomorrow” expresses—look […]

“Gimmie Shelter” – 1969

Haunting Song – Rolling Stones, Repressed Thoughts – Make no Bones. I was Drafted – Did not Run, Hell for Some – Just Begun.

Love this Tune – Don’t know Why, Times I Listen – Want to Cry. Was no Hero – Conscious Try, But I Served – Did not Die.

Genius Intro – […]