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Passions are private and personal. Compassion is public and impersonal, an imbued and universal power which cannot be pluralized, commodified or run up a flag pole and saluted. It’s a love song, a gift of the heart, and it’s singing now.

My personal staff

My personal staff consists of a mind, heart and body (MHB). Their job is to look after things so I’m free to be who I AM during this little sojourn. Altogether it’s a pretty good arrangement. Special props to B for digesting my food.


Most of the men I see for counselling acknowledge fear or anxiety as their least-controlled emotion. They see this as a personal problem but of course it isn’t; it’s environmental, structural, political. The chief difficulty with fear is that it turns men into slaves.