Category Archives: Morality

Compassion or Dignity?

“Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others.” I have been chewing on this sentence from my last post. During my stint at the UU church, a lot of energy was spent talking about compassion.  This was a catch-all word, … Continue reading

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Basically, All of Parenting in a Nutshell.

“Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the ‘transcendent’ and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if … Continue reading

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Suffer the Little Fishies

In the midst of our morning routine my younger daughter, H, noticed her goldfish was swimming happily around in his bowl.  She remarked how surprised she was that it was still alive.  A year and a half ago she had … Continue reading

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The Existence of Evil (On Facebook, Anyway)

I have a discussion going on my Facebook page.  What started as an innocent post about my difficulties as a parent explaining the celebratory attitude about the death of Bin Laden became a debate about the existence of Evil. I … Continue reading

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Late On a Sunday Night

I saw the Breaking News Flash on the screen of my computer.  The President was to speak at 10:30 on an undisclosed subject?  What?  It was 10:20 and I saw the light still on in M’s room, so I went … Continue reading

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Two Ideas

I thank Jay Walker, my blogfriend, for pointing out in the comments in yesterday’s post the adaptation that happens when a person is submerged by a culture. As I continue to read The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s … Continue reading

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Do They Have Any Mooring?

Last week was spring break.  We stayed home, and having my kids around all the time made it hard to post.  (I’m trying to keep this anonymous, remember.)  So I did a lot of reading instead. I finished a book … Continue reading

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