Why do bad things happen to good people?

Rest in peace, Buddy. You were such a remarkable little man.

Cortical Chauvinism

My little bear passed away. He had been battling the fight of his life and decided to slip into heaven a few minutes ago. I am reblogging what I wrote about him some time ago. Hopefully I will be seeing him soon again, my little hero.


During my career as a physician I have had on occasion the opportunity to serve as a grief counselor. More than once I have recommended the book “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” to those I was counseling. The book features, author and Rabbi, Harold Kushner trying to answer the questions that arise whenever a personal tragedy strikes. In the case of Rabbi Kushner the book was prompted by his introspection as to why his son had been fated to die in childhood from a progressively debilitating condition.

I am not sure if there is a greater feeling of loss than dealing…

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