Category Archives: The Spritual Side of Harm

Consuming Compassion

One of the first things we learn as science students is that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Compassion is the equal and opposite reaction to human suffering. Whether it is Columbine, 9/11, Katrina, or a … Continue reading

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Moral Ambivalence

Two years ago a tragic fall and crushed arm started a long journey through the best and worst of the world of healthcare. Before the journey I, like most Americans, had childlike faith in the gods we call doctors. Our … Continue reading

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Sympathy/Empathy

Sympathy/empathy. Two words that sound alike, look alike, and are often interchanged without thought. It is hard to believe that I spent 48 years on this earth before I understood how radically different these two similar words really are. The … Continue reading

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