New Comic Up! + #1000Speak for Compassion

Love in action! LMG writes, “But what I have found in my limited experience is that these are just words. Real compassion of course comes from doing. It is an action.”

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1000speakWhen you close your eyes, you might see this: But only until the fever passes. Below I’ve written a little bit about compassion. Please consider blogging (or facebooking, or tweeting) for compassion and I’ll see you next week!

“The true meaning of compassion will only become clear if one lives a life of compassion. There is no other way.

Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.

Compassion, real compassion, is not an emotion: it is a commitment. You will keep this commitment in spite of your emotions. It is not dependent on something so fickle as emotions.”
– Jos Slabbert

The only thing a person really needs to do in life is be compassionate. Even if you fail at everything else, if you are compassionate, you have succeeded. So what is being compassionate? What is this lifetime goal?

Words describe compassion as ending suffering wherever…

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20,000: My Math Blog’s Statistics

“My most popular articles — with 25 views or more each — were Reading The Comics posts, mostly, with the exceptions being two things almost designed to be clickbait, although I mean them sincerely:”


I reached my 20,000th view around here sometime on the final day of 2014, which is an appealingly tidy coincidence. I’m glad for it. It also gives me a starting point to review the blog’s statistics, as gathered by WordPress, which is trying to move us to a new and perfectly awful statistics page that shows less information more inconveniently.

The total number of page views grew from 625 in October to 674 in November all the way to 831 in December 2014, which just ties my record number of viewers from back in January 2013. The number of unique visitors grew from October’s 323 to November’s 366 up to 424 total, which comes in second-place to January 2013’s 473. I don’t know what I was doing in January 2013 that I’m only gradually getting back up to these days. The number of views per visitor went from 1.93, to…

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