Mornings with Tolstoy – Day Seven

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Empathy, Compassion and the Root of Both By WILLIAM PRENTISS I lie here only able to hear, and that unknown to others, thinking about empathy and compassion, wondering about the root of both. What compels us to feel the plight of others, to desire to alleviate their suffering? What is the source of empathy and […]

I Saw the Future

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Pontificus Minimus Opines Pontificus lacks some serious patience. This makes him a very selfish man. Very being a defining adverb. Oh, he spouts rhetoric about the importance of being others-centered, but he sure does struggle practicing what he so often preaches. Does this hypocrisy make him a hypocrite? Yes and no! Got to give the […]

“Gahh! That sucks!”

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(Clarksdale, Mississippi) By CORINNE VANCE In life there are speed bumps, no matter how hard you try to avoid them. Similar to any highway, a lifetime has its share of rocky moments. There will be pebbles quickly bypassed that are barely noticed and forgotten. Also, there will be potholes that jerk the wheel right out […]