Category Archives: Nonjudgment

Are Men and Women Equal or Not?

on October 30, 2017 in Nonjudgment

My LinkedIn post yesterday, “NY Times: Are Men and Women Equal or Not?,” began NY Times: Are Men and Women Equal or Not? Consider these two NY Times headlines, both credited to “The Editorial Board.” The first was yesterday’s: Will Harvey Weinstein’s Fall Finally Reform Men? The second: Women Still Earn a Lot Less Than Men The second concerns pay and says progress in closing the gender pay gap has basically stalled[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: My Wife Found My Sexy Phone Pics and Won’t Let It Go

on October 22, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Relationships

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, here is my take on today’s post, “My Wife Found My Sexy Phone Pics and Won’t Let It Go,” My wife and I have been married for just a few years. Early in our marriage I started chatting with a female acquaintance, and things got verbally sexual and eventually led to sexual pictures between the other woman and[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Can My Cat Go Out if He Bullies Other Cats?

on October 15, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, here is my take on today’s post, “Can My Cat Go Out if He Bullies Other Cats?” Playing outside is my cat’s greatest joy. During the long Maine winters, he stares wistfully out the window. The moment the snow melts, he’s outside climbing trees and running laps. The whole street knows my cat, Jasper, by name. Children play[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Is It O.K. to Give Cigarettes to a Homeless Person?

on October 8, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, here is my take on today’s post, “Is It O.K. to Give Cigarettes to a Homeless Person?” After a passer-by handed over a half-used pack of cigarettes to a homeless man on a Melbourne street, the man asked that I accompany him to a nearby convenience store to help him buy more cigarettes as he was running low[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Can I Spread the Word About an Unvaccinated Child?

on October 1, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, here is my take on today’s post, “Can I Spread the Word About an Unvaccinated Child?” I’m pregnant with my first child, and concern for my unborn baby has prompted me to ask my friends if their children are vaccinated. One close friend, Y, has two young (vaccinated) children, and lives near another friend, X. Both Y and[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Must I Tell My Therapist About My Other Therapist?

on September 17, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, here is my take on today’s post, “Must I Tell My Therapist About My Other Therapist?” I’ve been in and out of therapy for seven years, and I recently had to find a new therapist because of a move. It’s important to find a therapist who is the right fit, so I figured I’d “try out” a few[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Is Sex With a Brain-Damaged Man Assault?

on September 10, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, here is my take on today’s post, “Is Sex With a Brain-Damaged Man Assault?” There is a man in our congregation who suffered a head injury in an accident. He is now permanently cognitively damaged. He lives in his own home with helpers. He has difficulty speaking and says that he has greater difficulty understanding what is said[…] Keep reading →