Sutra 1.33: Ah, Now There’s Advice I Can Follow

I have written a lot about the high (impossible?) standard the Dalai Lama sets when he expects compassion for our enemies. I understand that harboring anger toward our enemies, even only within ourselves, hidden from public view, is only damaging to ourselves and others. Revenge isn’t even a question. But why do I owe compassion […]

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June 10th, 2014 by Wanda

I Will Not Give Her a Weapon

I like words. I like to write. At first, I didn’t defend myself because stirring the pot could upset custody issues and take the focus off of the important things. I didn’t want to turn into Jerry Springer. So I said nothing. It cost me dearly. I’m not the kind of person who spouts off […]

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June 10th, 2014 by Wanda

It’s Almost Like Polygamy

So, when I came into this marriage I was financially stable. I didn’t have a lot, but I had enough. I could have sent my daughter to college with a little planning and discipline. Now, I am in quite a bit of debt and facing putting three kids through college while paying permanent alimony to […]

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June 10th, 2014 by Wanda