Category Archives: KIndness

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Charles Kingsley, born June 12, 1819, British clergyman, historian, novelist, and reformer in the Christian socialism movement; author of the children’s classic, The Water Babies;  correspondent and friend of Charles Darwin Brigid Brophy, born June 12, 1929, British author, critic, social … Continue reading

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TCS: The Better Angels

Good Morning! _________________________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Safety Pins As Both Hope And Resistance

  by NICOLE PLYLER FISK Since Donald Trump was declared President-elect of the United States in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, I’ve wandered around like Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games series, which I’m currently teaching at a state university — … Continue reading

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With The Advent Of Social Media, Hating-On-The-Poor Posts Have Become A Genre

By Nicole Plyler Fisk I have lots of important things to write about (Syria, gun control, etc.), and I do write about them — often. But then my groove is interrupted, and I have to stop, because people from my … Continue reading

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In Which I Invite Gary Johnson To A Party

By Nicole Plyler Fisk Today on Morning Joe, Libertarian party candidate Gary Johnson asked, “What is Aleppo?” in a truly cringe-worthy video. For those of us closely following news from Syria, Aleppo is not only the war’s fiercest battleground but also has become synonymous … Continue reading

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The Cats of Aleppo … and Their Keeper

by Nicole Plyler Fisk If there’s one thing I’ve learned from teaching Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games series to freshman composition students, it’s that — despite what presidential candidate Donald Trump would have us believe — we should not wax poetic over bombing anything. … Continue reading

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Flowers For Socrates, From Aleppo

by Nicole Plyler Fisk I’m honored to be a contributing writer to this blog (thanks, Chuck, for the invite). For my first piece, I thought that something with flowers would be appropriate, so I’m adapting a diary I posted, originally, … Continue reading

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One Person with a Good Idea

How much of a difference can one person make? There’s a lot of doom and gloom out there in the world these days. Some people are angry about it, and lashing out. Some people are depressed and feeling hopeless. Some … Continue reading

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Food for More Than Thought

A simple idea to help fight a complex problem. Zara Nadeem and Zehra Hassan launched their “Food for Thought” campaign to reduce food waste in Karachi, Pakistan. The two friends distribute to-go packaging labeled “Food for Thought” to upscale restaurants … Continue reading

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Zoo Baby Sitter – Sooo Cute!

Meet Blakely, the Australian shepherd who mothers orphaned baby animals at the Cincinnati Zoo. He’s a rescue dog with a big heart and lots of patience. Blakely shows baby cheetahs, wallabies, foxes and the occasional warthog how to play and socialize like … Continue reading

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