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Naked

  In my search for solutions, I found grains. They are like ancient friends that have been around for more than ten thousand years. Every culture has their own grain, it seems. And in some cultures, they referred to their own, particular kind as Mother. Not so strange since the... Read More

April 26, 2017 Leave your thoughts

The empty book of love

In going through the mess on my computer yesterday I found an intriguing folder. It was named The book of love. I couldn’t remember that I had ever written that book, so I opened it, naturally. Inside the folder was a document, also called The book of love. And the... Read More

April 9, 2017 Leave your thoughts

God in the bumps

  God comes to you disguised as your life, said Paula D’Arcy. I read this today and it rung true. Long ago, as a small girl with pigtails, I thought of my future life as a straight line forward. There were neither bumps, potholes or sharp curves. Instead there was... Read More

September 29, 2016 2 Comments

To be as free as I want to be

There are times I look at birds flying in the sky, carefree and brave, and wish I was them. I am not particularly fond of heights, but it is their freedom that I envy them. I used to think of freedom as freedom of expression, of speech and of religion.... Read More

August 23, 2016 2 Comments

Transformational love. It can suck.

  There are some basic truths to life: Everybody will get blisters. Love is overrated. No, this is better: Pimples are inevitable. Love hurts. Or, how about this one: All will have bad hair days. Love sucks. And then the ultimate: The blisters, the pimples and the bad hair days... Read More

April 28, 2016 3 Comments

A Wedged Bear in Great Tightness

The wisdom of Pooh comes to me in small drips every so often. “Would you read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness?” he humbly asked when he was stuck in Rabbit’s rabbit hole. And, the way I see it, he summarised... Read More

April 5, 2016 3 Comments

Traveling adventures

“So you are hungry and tired?” “Yes, very hungry and tired,” I replied to the kind-looking man in airport uniform. He was a little perplexed. “You are not leaving for four more hours so just go away for a while and come back at one o’clock.” I had arrived from... Read More

March 29, 2016 7 Comments

Suddenly I understand why Holocaust happened

”How could they?” I have been wondering while listening to lots of talks on the Holocaust. I have read books. I have seen movies. I have cried. I have wished that what I learned wasn’t true. People cannot be this evil. Had Hitler come on to the stage today, we would... Read More

February 29, 2016 6 Comments

We met a prince

Tonight we met a man whose grandfather was once a foreign minister and his great grandfather was a prince. He himself runs a small restaurant in a small town in northern Myanmar. He is from the Shan people group. We are going to visit his home and hear more of... Read More

December 26, 2015 Leave your thoughts

Thich Nhat Hanh and me

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love,” said Thich Nhat Hanh and I said ouch. Over the years I have done so much loving that I think I deserve champion status. I have loved cats (well, not so much) and dogs, kids, friends, neighbors, orphans,... Read More

November 20, 2015 6 Comments

How to create a storm that blows the crap away

There is a storm roaring outside my office window, branches are flying, leaves are dancing, the rain showers fall horizontally instead of vertically. The storm has been appropriately named: “Roar.” Incidentally, Roar is a boy’s name in Norway.  Personally, I am not particularly fond of storms. It keeps me awake at... Read More

October 2, 2015 Leave your thoughts