Tag Archives: compassion

Modern Times

Yesterday was our last day before spring break. We just completed our Chicago History research project and Fair the previous week as well as our Pullman debates— discussing and debating labor issues, the role of unions, and the materialism of … Continue reading

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It takes a village

This is a shout out to JB who, knowing what my hibernation with 8th grade first draft research papers entails, brought up to my desk a surprise lunch, a sprig of fresh marjoram newly pushing through the surface of wintered … Continue reading

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“The Life of death” by Marcia Onderstijn

(Thanks, ER, for the link)

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“The Three Evils” address delivered by Martin Luther King 8/31/1967

“The Three Evils,” Delivered at the National Conference on New Politics August 31, 1967,  Chicago, Il Some excerpts: What they [Democrats and Republicans] truly advocate is Socialism for the rich and Capitalism for the poor. [W]e are now experiencing the coming … Continue reading

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Memory Lane

Each time I get in to Ann Arbor to visit my mother, I try to do some sort of activity with her and some of the ladies in her wing. In November we made cards using stamps and last week … Continue reading

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Even the shadow calligraphy is impossible to decipher

I just learned that a colleague and friend has passed away. She had many ailments and fell earlier this year, after the school year had begun. The complications from her fall combined with her other health issues ended in her … Continue reading

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Am I going to die?

My mother and I were sitting in a small outside garden of her assisted living facility before dinner yesterday. The weather was beautiful. Not too hot. Not too cool. A small breeze. The sounds of a bubbling faux stream behind … Continue reading

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