Where "compassion requires action" came from...
Welcome to my "virtual front porch," y'all.
A detailed accounting of a triggered phobia event
(Loki's story has been heavy on my mind lately because my 13-year-old Shih Tzu may push me into a very difficult decision within the next week or two. I'm 34 and I've never had to decide if it was "time" for a beloved pet to leave. It would hardly be the first time I couldn't … Continue reading Loki’s Story: Beginnings in Endings, Holding On and Letting Go
I'm sorry I haven't posted any cute anecdotes and stories from Germany yet. I've been so thought-jumbled, so clogged up word-wise with all of the current events that it's been easier to be silent. It is easier to stay quiet than to speak out about things that need to change, to push back against the … Continue reading Dragging Voices
I've had something on my mind for a while, but I found an article that puts the general point much more eloquently (and from a more riveting source) than I am able. We are inundated with news about suffering people in large numbers, and after a while, we can become desensitized to all of it. … Continue reading Numbers, People, and Empathy Fatigue