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The Logic of Caring: The Case of Dr. Brendan Bain

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

  “Did you know he was one of the first doctors to treat HIV patients in Jamaica?” “No I did not know that.” I said, but added: “There is a logic to caring. You can’t care for your patients and support laws that cause their suffering.” This was the endnote to a conversation between my [...]

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THE NEW IMPERIALISTS IN PINK

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
THE NEW IMPERIALISTS IN PINK

A dangerous new imperialism is on the rise in Africa and the Caribbean. It comes wearing a rainbow flag and dressed in pink. The recent wave of anti-gay laws on the African Continent and a two month visit to Jamaica where LGBT activists and homosexuals are in a battle for self-definition have helped to crystalize this [...]

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NOW SPEAK! 5 Tips for Thriving in 2014 – The Year of VOICE

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
NOW SPEAK!  5 Tips for Thriving in 2014 – The Year of VOICE

Dear BLOOMERS: I am loving the vitality of our BLOOM Community! In it we have found a home — a safe place to be with friends old and new, lovers, and family. I am grateful to each of you for providing a powerful space from which to celebrate to the essence of our humanity. As [...]

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ANOTHER WAKE UP CALL!

| July 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
ANOTHER WAKE UP CALL!

Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman were on a collision course. It was their fate to meet. What we choose to make of this young man’s death and the freeing of his killer is our destiny. Fate is what happens when one is unconscious. Destiny is what we consciously create as loving beings from the often [...]

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LETTER TO A YOUNG ARTIST

| July 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
LETTER TO A YOUNG ARTIST

Dear Andre: After our meeting today where I listened to you speak about your life’s journey and imagine what lies ahead, I am inspired to write to you to offer some support, as you take up the challenge to walk in life as an artist. As I watch you cross this threshold of your journey [...]

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