John Green Pain and Joy

Pain Does Not Lead To Joy

John Green Pain and Joy

I have been thinking too much about dichotomy.  The songs which swear, hand over heart, we don't know happiness without sadness. The philosophers who contend we don't appreciate something until it's lost. That physics is in our souls so the most profound heartbreak must be followed by an equal and opposite joy. I've thought about it ...

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Cancer Politics

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Two stories on cancer nonprofits caught my eye this week, Susan B Komen for the Cure decision to defund Planned Parenthood because of a politically driven investigation by Congress, and Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong nonprofit helping Lance more than anyone else with cancer. Let’s start with Lance who is current being investigated for doping and perhaps a ...