On Suicide (just in case you're still reading up on the topic):A perspective on Suicide
Suicide and Agency
Suicide: Some Things We Know, and Some We Do Not
On First World Problems and Materialism:
Give Me Gratitude or Give Me Debt
For my fellow LDS friends (and those not of our faith but are curious):
This is a Women's Church by Sharon Eubank, the Director of LDS Charities.
And as I studied that scripture, I started asking myself, what would it be like if there were no whoredoms? What would that society be like? So here’s my list: How is that not more free and not more desirable for women, for men, for children, how is that not?
The second question is, has the church sent any aid to the Christians in Iraq?
This is why I had to leave that meeting yesterday. The church authorized an emergency funding, $100,000, to just buy oil, beans, rice, and bedding. I got a picture last night of a woman, she is probably seventy years old. And she is lying on the street on some kind of a foam pad with a pillow and she has her slippers, she has a tin cup, she has a bottle of water, and she has a flashlight. And she is not able to stand up. And she is just lying between a window, a wall, and the street where the traffic is going by. And I think that is the condition all over the city. So it’s not the amount of money. It’s finding people who can deliver the aid. And so we will continue to do that. We authorized the $100,000. We will continue to authorize that money as fast as they are able to distribute. And yesterday’s money will go up to that vicar who has five thousand people in his church yard and is looking every day to say, “How do I feed these five thousand people?”
And we will continue to do that. We are also doing the same thing in Gaza. But it is very hard to spend money in the right kind of way that it actually helps the people with a good transparent partner. Thanks for the question about that.
Back to School: 1970s versus Today
And Just for Fun:
And a completely unrelated photo just so this post isn't completely picture-less: