Have you ever seen a worried bird? What a strange question. Of course not, you say! I’ve been thinking a lot about this the past few weeks, and soon we go into the new year of 2018. Many worries and fears are out there, and in us perhaps. Sometimes it amazes me all the possible… Read More Have You Ever Seen a Worried Bird?
One of the greatest pains in life is the isolation caused by personal or family struggles that we feel can’t be shared. It is just too shameful, too jarring perhaps from the personal narrative we have carefully constructed and maintained. Then something happens, and the whole edifice begins to collapse, sometimes slowly but often rapidly… Read More Mental Illness and the Courage to be Real
As some of you know, I recently published my first book. In the past 13 years, I had published nine articles, three chapters in books and finished a PhD thesis. But not a full book, until October. I have wanted to be an author since I was 10 years old, when I wrote detective stories… Read More Write because you have to
As the world gets caught sleeping again during a horrible developing genocide, courage is again in short supply on the part of world leaders. The Armenians and Syrian Christians in Turkey in the early 20th century, the Jews in the Holocaust, Cambodia at the end of the 1970’s, Rwanda in 1994, Bosnia in the 1990’s.… Read More “The Presence of God is also called Rohingya”
Sometimes a phrase or quote just jumps out at me. Last week hunting around our local library, it happened. I saw a book (photo included) by Paul Loeb, titled The Impossible Will Take a Little While. It comes from a song lyric by Billie Holiday, that reads The difficult I’ll do right now. The impossible will take a little… Read More “The Impossible Will Take a Little While.”
Yesterday here in the US was Thanksgiving holiday, a day to gather with family and friends. Along with my family, I’m grateful this year for those that stand with the “heroes” in their lives. Those that are faithful daily to the tasks that enable them to serve others, often not in the public eye. The… Read More Thankful for the people around the “Heroes”
Four simple words. Perhaps they should be also combined with a hashtag and read #Ibelievethewomen, to be read alongside #metoo. In the last few weeks in the US, allegations of sexual misconduct have ripped through Hollywood, Congress, and other areas of society. Some have been acknowledged as true by the perpetrators, others continue to deny. Sadly, this… Read More “I believe the women.”