Monthly Archives: October 2012

Compassion 101.

Compassion is the virtue of empathy for the suffering of others. It is regarded as a fundamental part of human love, and a cornerstone of greater social interconnection and humanism —foundational to the highest principles in philosophy, society, and personhood. … Continue reading

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The Burn.

Wednesday mornings are volunteer mornings.  I look forward to going into to Toots’ class and helping with reading groups.  I’ve learned how they love to answer questions without being called upon to do so.  The little typical children who used … Continue reading

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Almost Wordless Wednesday…Bark, Shark and Vote.

Halloween is one week away!  Last year, Toots was sick.  He did not make it to Trick-or-Treat.  I’d forgotten that his little costume was stuffed away in the closet until last week when I went to clean out the mess … Continue reading

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The Seeds.

There is a change in the air.  Finally, autumn is here.  Early Sunday morning, we finally had some significant clouds, making for a beautiful sunrise.  Monday is bringing our first downpour of rain since summer started, which seems like not so … Continue reading

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The forceps were shaped like scissors.  No sharp edges.  Just goldish, browish rubber over the ends of the steel metal device.   They were forced into his mouth as he was coaxed to say, “AHHH” which turned into a scream … Continue reading

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Almost Wordless Wednesday…Multiple Choice.

Ice cream is used by this household to get down several pills on occasion.  This is how that goes… Then what? (a) Say you want more. (b) Say you are full. (c) Say you have “brain freeze”. (d) Tell mommy, after  … Continue reading

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A Mixed Bag.

Finally, we had some semi-cool weather here, inland, in Northern California.  I noticed for the first time, that leaves are actually starting to change.  As a result, I decided it was time to look through my closet, half attempting to … Continue reading

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