Category Archives: Religion

What Should I Do With My Life?


What Should I Do With My Life? We are living through hard times, perhaps the hardest that many of us have experienced.  It is during times like these that people are most likely willing to change the course of their … Continue reading

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Why Do We Do Good?


Why do we choose to do good? What motivates us to sacrifice ourselves for others, even people we don’t know? Psychologists and philosophers have offered a number of suggestions. Sonya Lyubomirsky, a notable psychology professor who has published extensively on … Continue reading

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Forgive us our trespasses…


I recently wrote a post about the four requirements in life for happiness: friends and family, doing for others, forgiveness and gratitude. Of these four, the one that seems the hardest for me (and many others) is the one involving … Continue reading

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Religion Lite


I have family visiting with me, so I haven’t had much chance to write these days. This post was sent to me by a minister friend some time ago, so I’ll share it with you now to hopefully lighten the … Continue reading

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How Did We Become Extremists?


As I look around me, the conclusion seems inevitable – we are all becoming extremists. In prior years, politics were able to function based on the ability of our representatives to reach a compromise regarding important issues. No one got … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Bali – Chapter 7


Flying with Garuda Airlines can be an adventure in many ways. Knowing its issues with reliability, the day Marjorie and I were scheduled to fly to Bali for a weekend R&R, I asked Barun, our driver, to wait until he … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Chapter 6


My work week in Solo rapidly became an established routine of bedside rounds in the morning, followed by lunch, then didactic sessions in the afternoon, using the slide sets of medical topics I brought with me from the States. I … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Chapter 5


Shortly after arriving in Solo, I asked the team at the hospital regarding personal safety, and how safe should I feel walking around the local streets by myself, especially at night. Having an armed guard outside of the bungalow where … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Chapter 4


While Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world by population, it has sizable Hindu and Buddhist minorities. In the 1970’s, these groups all peacefully coexisted. My new radiologist friend and co-worker in Solo, Marjorie, turned out to be … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Thailand


Having said good bye to Hong Kong, I flew Cathay Pacific Airlines to Bangkok. The airline had a reputation for being the top choice after Singapore Airlines for flying around Southeast Asia, and my own experience did nothing to contradict … Continue reading

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