Disability Retirement for Federal Workers: Loss of Empathy

Does it establish the existence of empathy if a person asks after someone’s health or wellbeing? If, in the next moment, the querying individual does something which would constitute “backstabbing”, does it negate the previous sincerity of the asking? […] Read More …

Disability Retirement for Federal Workers: The Angle

Angles are formed by two rays sharing a common endpoint; or, alternatively, it is defined by an attempt to achieve an end through indirect or artful means. Both definitions tend to share a common thread — of not being “straight” with the intended goal. In the 1954 classic […] Read More …

Disability Retirement for Federal Government Employees: The Tenuous Thread of Life

In this, our desensitized, sanitized life; in a world of virtual reality and technological complexity, the modern man has little empathy for the tenuous thread of life. We are conditioned and trained more to cry over a movie scene than the tragedy which befalls a real entity. […] Read More …

Disability Retirement for Federal Government Employees: Agencies and Their Response

Compassion and empathy are commodities discovered rare in form and content, and even scarcer in the wrappings of timeless sincerity. Individuals in the era of modernity lack any sense of communal obligation, precisely because of the fractured existence […] Read More …

Postal and Federal Disability Retirement: More than a Story

Re-reading Anton Chekhov’s famous short story, “Grief”, is instructive in multiple ways — the effective use of limited dialogue; creating of word-pictures which set the tone of the story; […] Read More …

Disability Retirement for Federal Government Employees: Language and Reality

In most circumstances of life, the chasm and divide between language and the reality which such language is meant to reflect, is wide and irreconcilable. The problem is often that language […] Read More …