On being neighborly (Who do I have to love and how much?) Part 4 of 5ish

“Human beings can be beautiful or more beautiful. They can be fat or skinny, they can be right or wrong, but illegal? How can a human being be illegal?” Eli Wiesel Neighborly: Characteristic of a good neighbor, especially helpful, friendly, kind, obliging, helpful, hospitable, civil, generous… In his speech yesterday, President Obama said: “Are we …

On being neighborly (Who do I have to love and how much?) Part 1 of 5ish

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. Herman Melville Neighborly: Characteristic of a good neighbor, especially helpful, friendly, kind, obliging, helpful, hospitable, civil, generous… Right up there with “The Lord is my shepherd” is “Love your neighbor as yourself” as Top Ten Bible quotes. My musing about …

Don’t come to my house!

(A fictional account of … Well, you decide what it accounts for.) After a hundred lifetimes of daily beatings, neglect, and hunger; Carlos and Maria, six and ten years old respectively, decided to flee for something better. Their mother had died giving birth to Carlos Jr. and the children were left to the inept care …

%d bloggers like this: