Tag: violence

school assault symptomatic of culture

Most of my readers know that –¬†when I was younger – I worked two decades as a school teacher. My specialty was helping students¬†classified as EH (emotionally handicapped), and SED (severely emotionally disturbed). The key ideas in my opening paragraph are “teaching,” “helping,” and “students.” In other words, the point of school is to cultivate…

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the challenge to live in the light

My big challenge this week has been to avoid slipping into a negative mindset just because I have this persistent cold/flu/virus thing going on. Yes, I understand that eleven straight days of feeling “icky” is no great tear in the fabric of the cosmos; and I understand that it’s nothing compared to my friend’s looming…

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