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We are capable of suffering with our world, and that is the true meaning of compassion. It enables us to recognize our profound interconnectedness with all beings . 131 more words


Hearts and Mines and Lungs

I’m hooked on this guy’s project. I’m sharing it with you because it’s interesting and also because it’s directly related to my work.

In summary, the mining industry underlies the frighteningly real epidemic of tuberculosis in South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho. 85 more words

South Africa


What strength is this

of a thousand men

pulling, yanking, jerking

limbs and torso

An unforeseen thrust

to the gut and the chest

throwing a body to the ground. 60 more words


Challenge Accepted - Part II

This is part two of my response to the challenge posed by a friend of mine a few days ago. If you would like to read the post that sparked the conversation… 532 more words



I have had a very emotional day and it feels like I have experienced every emotion possible today. I wasn’t sure what to write about and then I realized the topic was right in front of my face. 242 more words

High School

This is what your mom would call a funny farm.

naked and afraid, loathing your own body

the medication makes you drown,

but won’t make you be somebody

the chair beside the door, it his, you’re sure you know… 208 more words

Daily Thoughts

Starting off the day

Woke up feeling a bit tired, but I had a good deep sleep. Today, I refuse to embrace negativity. I welcome hope, joy, and optimism. And I will persevere in overcoming depression.