Finding Relief in Suffering: Part III

I am the first to admit that my visual arts skills are pathetic. It goes way back to second grade when I stunned my teacher with a watercolor painting showing Godzilla destroying a city. I improved considerably after taking drawing and painting classes in college. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep using my newfound skills, and IContinue reading “Finding Relief in Suffering: Part III”

Finding Relief in Suffering: Part II

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself trailing behind a young couple with a school-age child as we all headed toward the entrance of a department store. It was impossible to avoid hearing the couple arguing. The woman seemed determined to ridicule the man for the music he played on their way to theContinue reading “Finding Relief in Suffering: Part II”

Finding Relief in Suffering: Part I

Perhaps you’ve heard a news report about the opioid crisis — the American phenomenon where increasing numbers of people are using and dying from opioids (i.e., medicines related to opium and used to relieve pain). Unfortunately, the medical community has had a part in creating the problem. When I first came out of medical school,Continue reading “Finding Relief in Suffering: Part I”