People in Emotional Pain

 To heal pain you must step up to it, you must examine it, you must find its deepest truth. This will hurt…a lot! We must step into our own internal fire of Armageddon where all things are revealed. About them, about us. And then we must express it, re-interpret it, understand it, accept it, and then own…

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Carings Good Damn It!

My son wanted to know exactly what I do in my job. I work for thirteen clients who have various serious disabilities. Acquired brain injury; motor vehicle accidents, stroke, Cerebral Palsy, chromosomal differences in all their variety.  My job is to protect these Peoples rights, to ensure that their physical health, their emotional health (feel…

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a conversation…with god

So, why do you hate the world so much? I thought it to be a wonderful gift. Oh god the world…as in the earth Is divine, beautiful, scary and spectacular. But… You made it so that I must eat life to live And I must live with this group called humanity. Humanity? Your brothers and…

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Teaching Our Kids To Be Bullies

In the supermarket a mother chastises her child with; “If you don’t stop that I’ll knock you down.”  From the neighbour’s house came screaming voices as mum and dad disagreed. In state parliament yesterday one politician arguing with another stated it was unfortunate that; “I can’t take you outside and beat you to death.” On…

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CARE

“The process of caring for somebody/something and providing what they need for their health or protection“ Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, Oxford University Press 2000 Care is a verb and may I be blunt? Stop reading now if your answer is no! There are too many folk who give vocal credence to the notion of caring…

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Drugging Our Lives

“10 year study of inpatient kids: 44% got antipsychotics. Is that a lot? Yes. It’s a lot. And most of the time, not even for psychosis. 44% of the PTSD and ADHD kids got antipsychotics. You can wrack your brain trying to figure this out or blame the usual suspects, but the answer is right…

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Osama

I put on the news today and it’s still Osama. Or rather the media and politicians rejoicing that they shot him in the head.  I don’t like rejoicing when someone dies, particularly when we (have to or not) kill him…or they kill themselves.  This is not a political or ethical statement. I just feel sad. Sad…

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hypocrisy

In my last post I noted that folk who claimed to be followers of Jesus were expressing opinions that were anathema to his teachings. The word hypocrisy came to mind and was raised by others. But even as I posted I was troubled by the accusation inherent in what I’d written. Hypocrisy: “behaviour in which…

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And Jesus Wept

According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, American Evangelicals are most likely to favor reducing funding for the following items in the federal budget: Aid to the world’s poor Unemployment Environment Health care Scientific research Aid to U.S. poor I came across this just now on my usual Sunday morning tag surfing habit at…

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