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Who could argue . . .

“Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion.  When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large.  But when we focus on others, our world expands.   26 more words



So here is the not-so-new advice you need to consider: Volunteer.  And when you volunteer, bring your kids.  At any age.  Do it.  Volunteering is a game changer. 890 more words


Hurricane Matthew is about to fuck my hometown’s face off. And by “about,” I mean, like, I’m killing time avoiding sleep — and drinking heavily — because I don’t know if my house is going to exist when I wake up. 120 more words

We talked and we talked

We talked and we talked
and the more we talked
less we listened, finally
we weary withdrew to
our own bowl, mutely
looking through glass… 19 more words


Self Absorption - Rosh Hashanah 5777

The story of the Akeidah, the Binding of Isaac, which we read every year on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, is so tantalizingly evocative, inspiring, and troubling.  2,107 more words

Divrei Torah (Weekly Sermons)

On Self-Absorption

In this particular phase of my quest to find myself, I hibernate as much as possible, only coming out to go to work, spend time with my boyfriend, go to church or other self-help-related events, and hike or bike. 697 more words


The Scandals and Grace (II)

Shame, with her sultry temptress smile

Offers me a look of mock pity

She has never seen anything beyond herself

I stagger backwards and she turns away… 93 more words