Sunday, February 28, 2010

Suffering Fatigue?

For  those who work in helping professions there is a malady called compassion fatigue. After reading of all the additional disasters this weekend in Spain, Portugal as well as the Chile 8.8 earthquake.. previously Haiti and so many others in "recent" times as well, will the public become tired/numb to suffering?

Who judged the poor in New Orleans, the Haitian government of oppression, who judges the poor here in the US, the manipulated, or manipulating? At what point will those of us who give of ourselves as well as our $ reach a saturation point of suffering?

I only hope that no matter the cause we each search within ourselves to decide just how much a "brother's keeper" we each are. Who among us would be willing to share our last piece of bread?
My thoughts go back to the Cuban missile crisis. Who would have shut out a neighbor in their personal bomb shelter? Who would have been willing to survive?

Difficult thoughts I am having for a Sunday afternoon, yes?

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Why it is that bloggers begin with the idea they will BLOG every day and then fizzle? Is it because we realize there isn't *that* much that is interesting in our lives, even to us?

Is it possible we are thwarted by the belief we are mundane? By whose standard do we allow ourselves to be measured?

"Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them." Henry David Thoreau

Friday, February 26, 2010

Who Cares?

Mango cheesecake, snow shovels, running skirts, and almond butter. 

Cat paw-pads, hot tea, ICU, tears, and where lies our joy?

Who cares, age out, "my Linda", bathing suits and martinis. 

Tax return, laziness, BLOGing  and teleportation.

Who cares?

Maiden Voyage

WELL then.. this is the maiden voyage of my blog. I started one many years ago & lost interest. Now, maybe the right time.

TakenOasis is the name of my publishing company. I used to write a lot of poetry and always added a copywrite by TOP. So, when I came to thinking of a name for my BLOG, it had to be TOP because I see this as an alternative to my Facebook and Twitter accounts.

More than thoughts and musings, a place for me to refocus on my creativity.

Be well.. and I look for forward to this revisited adventure..