Monthly Archives: November 2014

Ways We Can Help Politicians Cooperate and Improve Lives

The world is making startling progress to improve people’s lives. It doesn’t feel like progress when we’re finally free of the fall campaign rhetoric only to undergo immobilizing squabbling between Democrats and Republicans. What gives me hope are my experiences … Continue reading

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How a Charity Avoided Toxicity and Stopped an Ebola Outbreak

The book Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton describes how well-intentioned donations devastates causes by creating dependencies without investing in people with skills and attitudes for progress. The book cover said Lupton “has been at the forefront of urban ministry” in … Continue reading

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The Self-Importance of My Dog

My dog Haley prances as if she’s important. That doesn’t seem possible for 14 pounds of brown and white beagle-terrier mix with white-booted paws and ear tips that bob along as she prances precisely erect to elevate her truncated view. … Continue reading

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