Category Archives: Ethics

Memorial Day 2023


We need Memorial Day, not for the “spectacular sales and savings” nor for opportunity to relax over a three day weekend – we need it to remind us, as Gary Sinise and Joe Montegna do each year, broadcasting their annual … Continue reading

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Moral Injury


Moral injury is a relatively new concept often confused with PTSD, as historically it became used after the Vietnam War. Moral injury is defined by a feeling that a transgression has occurred, causing a reaction in the form of grief. … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Story to Give You Strength in Hard Times


An Inspiring Story to Give You Strength in Hard Times by Asdghik Ashley Melkonian (edited for length) I want to share an inspiring story of hope that completely changed my mindset during all this Coronavirus madness. It’s the story of … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence – The Serpent in the Garden


Artificial Intelligence – The Serpent in the Garden? Anyone involved with computers in their work is witnessing the exponential growth in the abilities of artificial intelligence (AI) in solving real world problems that involve pattern recognition. The chess world has … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News – 2022


My Poetry Muse appears to have taken a sabbatical. As a result, The Poem of the Week shall be replaced by the Musings of the Week, which will contain mostly prose and possibly poetry, depending on the fickle Muse. As … Continue reading

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I vote


With Election Day tomorrow, I’m grateful to my friend Dave who wrote the following poem, so appropriate for the occasion. Please do your part – vote with conscience. I Vote I vote to increase my personal wealthFrom out of the … Continue reading

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What is “Good Enough” to be a Doctor or a Nurse?


What is “Good Enough” to be a Doctor or a Nurse? Most parts of our country are experiencing major shortages in the number of doctors and nurses required to serve the medical needs of the community. This problem has been … Continue reading

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Humility


Humility Humility is a character trait most of us tend to admire about another person. Ideally, it comes from the recognition that a great deal of rewards, honors and riches we accumulate over time are not necessarily due to our … Continue reading

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For Warmth


There are people in the world who touch the lives of many, making others better by being who they are, what they have done and written, and what they have inspired. The great Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, who recently … Continue reading

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Let Them Not Say


It’s Monday morning, so time for another poem. My gratitude to Maria Popova, who’s blog reminded me of the following poem from one of my favorite writers. Hope you enjoy her, as well. LET THEM NOT SAYby Jane Hirshfield Let … Continue reading

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