Why Do We Suffer in Silence?

There’s a natural tendency in us to seek pleasure and to avoid suffering.  We have to instruct our mind that suffering can sometimes be very helpful.  We can even speak of “the goodness of suffering.”  Thanks to the suffering, we begin to understand.  And because we understand, we can accept, we can love.  Without understanding…

Data Privacy: Should Parents Control Who Sees Their Kids’ Data?

I recently came across this article in my local paper.  It describes two mothers in a nearby community who have started a petition to “stop the New York State Education Department (NYSED) from sharing confidential information without parental consent and violating the privacy rights of students and parents”. My knee-jerk reaction was to jump on the…