From despair to hope

The actor Jim Carrey, 53, and Cathriona White, 28, were on and off lovers in the modern way of things. They apparently started up their relationship again in May, only to separate again in the last few weeks. This time, the breakup seems to have been too much for White, who committed suicide, ... Continue reading

Despairs of the heart

When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous. — Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik When Pima County Sheriff ... Continue reading

New Orleans’ other stories

Men have no pleasure (but on the contrary a great deal of grief) in keeping company where there is no power able to overawe them all. ... [W]ithout a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war; and such a war as is of every man against every man. ... The ... Continue reading

National Depression Screening Day – October 7

In any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the [US] population... suffer from depressive illness. The economic cost for this illness is high, but the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated. Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to ... Continue reading

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated—God

Modern people and modern theology, in trying to start from man alone, are left where the brilliant German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche found himself. Nietzsche in the 1880s was the first one who said in the modern way that God is dead, and he understood well where people end when they say this. ... Continue reading