Do I Condemn When I Should Show Compassion

Do I Condemn When I Should Show Compassion

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I’m reviving a post that I wrote a few years ago. I do this because yesterday I was re-convicted (is that a word?) about my attitude towards people I naturally tend to judge. Working in a city hospital means that I encounter many patients who have made lifestyle choices which seem to slowly and painfully demolish their lives. For the…

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Spain Trip Report: Cadiz and (Paul and Jack’s Strange Fascination with) Gibraltar

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I have been struck, many, many times, by the numerous similarities displayed by my eldest son and husband. For example, they both hate smiling for photographs, they both dislike large crowds of people, they both love math, they both take what people say very literally, they’re both absentminded, they both operate best when given a guide/list to help them navigate…

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Spain Trip Report: Algarve Coastline

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After subjecting my non-history loving family to the wonders of a city full of history, I decided to reward their long suffering with a trip to the beach. Who doesn’t love the beach? Wanting to scratch Portugal off my “been there, seen that” world map (isn’t that the best way to make travel decisions?), I’d researched the areas within a…

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Spain Trip Report: Two Days in Seville (with three children)

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When prepping for this trip, I read quite a few Spain-related travel blog posts. These posts appeared to have numerous aspects in common. First, most sites were authored by a young, beautiful woman who always wrote as though she traveled alone (often part of her journey to self-discovery through her break from the bondage of modern society, or, more succinctly stated,…

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Video Trial # 1

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Before you utter one comment (perhaps snarkily and under your breath), I fully comprehend that the title “Video Trial #1”  lacks any semblance of intrigue. Nothing screams, “move along, nothing to see here!” like a mediocre title. But it’s after 9:00 at night and I have hit a creative wall. Thus, the name must remain as is. Thank you for…

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