Tag Archives: suffering

Essay: On Compassion

Dave Hood “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ― Mahatma Gandhi We live in a world lacking in compassion. The sad reality of humanity is that the vast majority … Continue reading

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Essay: On the Right to Die

By Dave Hood After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) in 1991, and then experiencing a rapid decline in health, Sue Rodriguez fought for the right to die all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. She wished … Continue reading

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Letting Go

By Dave Hood It has become a clichéd expression, Yet these words echo wise truth: You must learn to “let go.” Let go of love that has departed, cannot be rekindled, still torturing your psyche. Let go of sorrow, such … Continue reading

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Personal Essay: Does God Exist?

By Dave Hood “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”—Thomas Aquinas Does God exist? Many believe in a God who is “Supreme Being.” This God is all-knowing, all-powerful, everlasting. Many … Continue reading

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Prose Poem: Betrayal

            By Dave Hood My love—you have muddied our good name, tarnished our tidy reputation, imploded our envied lifestyle, cut up into small pieces our loving family, broken the bond of trust, obliterated our tender … Continue reading

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