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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Do all the good that you can

Do all the good that you can,  in all the places you can, in all the ways that you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, for as long as you can. ~John Wesley

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Bertrand Russell Speaks my Heart

You know how sometimes you read something and the recognition causes a kind of shock because another being has expressed your heart so well?  Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970) at eighty-four, wrote this addition to his autobiography titled ‘What I have Lived For’. These five paragraphs speak my heart unlike any other words I have read…

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Do We Deserve?

preamble For thirty years I have been studying thought processes with the intention of understanding what enhances and what detracts from ones  psychological experience of life. Early on I learnt that external events were completely irrelevant and that the way we think  about these events is everything. And gradually I have learnt many of the little…

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Thinking of the dying & 2011

Today as I allowed my mind to wander in preparation for my last 2010 post I thought of a terminally ill client I had been working with. “Are you at peace with what’s going on for you?” I asked. “Dying you mean?” she responded. “Yeah” “Oh yes Leesa,” she replied with more animation than usual.…

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I Love You

I love you Yes you…I love you. Whoever you are. Whatever you are doing. I love you I may not agree with you. Doesn’t matter. I love you anyway. You are you…so special So unique…so you. Christian. Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist agnostic atheist, zorastin, whatever You, like me were born And live And hope And…

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The Walton’s

I guess you’ll find me foolish…often called naive. Nevertheless I love the Walton’s. I love the effort they make to be kind…to give …too love. It’s just how I am…how I wish life was. Just tv I know… My intellect rationalizes why it is not so. And yet… Am I a fool for wanting it??…

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Yes;our thinking counts

I was walking to the shower two mornings ago when all of a sudden I became aware of the thoughts rolling through my mind.  They weren’t good. They were a litany of ‘why Leesa’s an idiot loser dick-head’ for getting herself and her son into such a financial disaster that the electricity will be cut off any day, and homelessness…

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Can we define God?

I wrote a piece a short time ago entitled ‘Why Ethic Exists Separate to Christianity’. In it I argue that it is inherent in the human being to strive towards positive behavior whether Christianity existed or no. And I received some questions. “If we’re all striving for flourishing, who or what defines flourishing?” The thing…

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