Category Archives: Empathy

Snow Globe

Today we are ensconced in the snow globes of our lives. Shook up. Fleeting flakes of conversations speckled in the glow. Words tapping against the glass. Floating. Short strings of thoughts abruptly spit. Press send. Messages received without a face. … Continue reading

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Harsh vs Humane

Julia Roberts was interviewed a couple of weeks ago on the CBS Morning Show about her new movie with Tom Hanks. The interviewer asked her about having Tom Hanks as her co-star and director. Is it true that he is … Continue reading

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Street Smarts

Yesterday I was walking down I Street in Washington, D.C. trying to find my way back to the Metro station. Being new to this town, and lacking street smarts in a literal fashion, I was studying my small google maps … Continue reading

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Socially Unadventurous

DW TV (Deutsche Welle – German international news source – which, BTW, is very refreshing – you get a varied picture of what’s going on in the world as opposed to American news sources which focus on a limited number … Continue reading

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What Do We Owe?

I listened to a talk by Aaron Huey on T.E.D. the other day. He spoke on “America’s Native Prisoners of War.” Huey is a photographer and storyteller. His award-winning work has been published in the National Geographic, the New Yorker, … Continue reading

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Empathy School

The June 29th, 1999 issue of the Cleveland Plain Dealer ran an article written by Reed Abelson, entitled, “Relief workers fed up with useless lip, hemorrhoid balms.” I cut it out. It’s been in my social ignorance file ever since. … Continue reading

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