The Power of Optimism

Do not be afraid: Advice to investors and other friends By David Snowball …. things are, generation by generation, getting better. Politicians hype crime in the cities without acknowledging that violent crime has fallen to its lowest levels in a century. Childhood poverty has dropped dramatically in 25 years. Poverty and hunger have fallen onContinue reading “The Power of Optimism”

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The Sh&t Prayer

I was having a stressful moment, shift, day, week… and there was another trauma call for a chaplain. I needed to pray. I needed to vent. I knew God would understand. And so I voiced my prayer: “Sh&t, Sh&t, Sh&t, Sh&t, Sh&t…..Amen” I later shared the experience with my coworkers. I think it was soonContinue reading “The Sh&t Prayer”

Maya Angelou, an excerpt from “A Brave and Startling Truth”

We, this people, on this small and drifting planet Whose hands can strike with such abandon That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness That the haughty neck is happy to bow And the proud back is glad to bend Out ofContinue reading “Maya Angelou, an excerpt from “A Brave and Startling Truth””