After a week, I was released from hospital on Friday. I was not expecting to be admitted. I had gone to St George Hospital to get a second opinion, after I had been categorically diagnosed as having cirrhosis (hardening of the liver)by doctors at Wollongong Hospital.
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Climate Change may well be the end of the line. Who knew that the collapse of civilized vlaues, particularly those related to epistemology, would be the precursor of the collapse of life as we know it on Earth?
I keep on meeting Buddha. I wish he would get off my case. His appearance is more metaphysical than physical. I went to see the doctor at the hospital – he was not Buddha – he matter of factly said, I do not expect you to be alive in five years. That is what he expects with a person with my condition to live. I have organized for a second opinion, but I would be surprised if the diagnosis was radically changed.
I am guessing on the basis of the references that the writer may well be Michael Nagler, but nevertheless the quote is from the Metta Center for Nonviolence – Daily Metta.
“Teaming up”–Daily Metta
“If it is [our] privilege to be independent, it is equally [our] duty to be interdependent.”
-–Gandhi (Young India, April 25 1929)
I can claim no originality here, since this post is an extended quote from Chris Hedges. The problem is to understand President Trump.
The significant other who tells it like it is, informs me that the photos of the dogs on their walk were repetitive. However, I have been pretty crook lately, and could not take them out – entirely due to my own doing I believe. So rather than to be overcome by negative feedback loops, and perhaps contrary to sound medical advice, I took Dexter and Hannah out today.
Mark Triffit, at The Conversation, suggests that there is an increasing disengagement by the citizens from the democratic process with a increasing lack of trust in politicians.
Specifically he writes:
Martin Luther King’s(MLK) six principles of nonviolence:
1. Nonviolence is not a method for cowards; it does resist. If one uses this method because one is afraid or merely lacks the instruments of violence, that person is not truly nonviolent.
2. Nonviolence does not seek to defeat or humiliate the opponent, but to win his or her friendship and understanding.
The days are fleeting past. Dexter and Hannah get to go for their walk on most days.
The dog blog has become much more straightforward. I have taken the course of least resistance, now that U discover I can put almost all the photos I have taken and it it not too long. Furthermore, the photos are a self indulgence.