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Anti-Bullying Strangely Mixed with Homophobia. Aura reading Orson Scott Card

 

Aura reading famed writer Orson Scott Card

Aura reading famed writer Orson Scott Card

First prize is awarded today to Blog-Buddy JESSICA. She nominated…. Orson Scott Card in our contest,  What Could Possibly Make This Person Tick? Eloquently JESSICA wrote:

“As a kid, he was one of my favorite authors. He writes science fiction and fantasy and is probably best known for Ender’s Game. But he also spouts horrible homophobic rhetoric.
“This baffles me because his novels contain such nuanced explorations of being different, bullied, and even of close same-gender friendships. On a wider level, he always plays with the idea of the hero and the villain and how someone can call himself a hero while their actions are capable of a very different interpretation from another point of view.
“That difference doesn’t equal evil is one of his main points, and I cannot fathom how he could write the books he has and turn around and say what he does about LGBT people.”

Which is harder, suicide or qualifying to receive psychiatric medication? A guest post by Kira

A mind-body-spirit celebration of all true medicine

In my work, I am able to help some clients make remarkable progress toward their emotional and spiritual goals. But what about folks who also need help, short-term or long-term, with psychiatric medications?

Part of your personal development, Blog-Buddies, is deciding for yourself how you will relate to medicine. Is there one “Evolved way,” far superior to the “Sad, un-evolved ways”?

What heals? And if your life depended on healing, what would you choose?

Read people deeper by valuing heritage

 

My Jewish heritage — now that’s one of the last things you (or I) would expect me to blog about. Soon I will, however. And by the end of today’s blog post, you will receive an invitation to blog about YOUR heritage, too.

Here’s what got me thinking about this topic. A client, GLADYS, was discussing a Jewish man, JOE. As an aside she noted that “Of course, being Jewish, money was very important to him.”