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Unlike stuff community seldom decay and rot

The other day I posted something on my Facebook that lots of people liked.  I posted some photos of us making cookies with some friends from Burma. The feeling I got was that it was not the photos themselves that was the big attraction. It was the comment I wrote... Read More

December 17, 2013 Leave your thoughts

From Black Friday to Giving Tuesday

For the last couple of days I have been getting emails in my inbox that are disturbing. About Black Friday.  I don’t like the name. It sounds like a horror movie. Like something bad is going to happen that day. And I guess, something bad will happen. Millions of people... Read More

November 26, 2013 Leave your thoughts

It is human nature to want to be good

This is me when I read the news: Humanitarian crisis: Read fast and try to forget. News about some celebrity: Stop, read and look at pictures. If the scandal is big, I will look for a follow-up. I wasn’t sure I wanted to write the above sentences because it is... Read More

November 19, 2013 2 Comments

The madness of generous

Karen Blixen, the author of Out of Africa said that “the only thing we are allowed to bring with us from our lives here in earth, are the things we have given away.” I thought about that today, and decided that if I really believed that, then I would give... Read More

November 13, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Some people are allowed to lie

  Last month I went to the north of Burma. I went to a state where the Kachin live. They one of the beautiful people of Burma, brave, hospitable and friendly. For three years the Burma Army has brutally attacked their homes, their villages and their land. Their land is... Read More

November 5, 2013 2 Comments

How much is my worth?

There is a lot of talk about what a human being is worth around the globe. Well, actually, it may not be the main topic of conversation around the tables at coffee bars and pubs, but in media the theme is often raised. In Norway the debate has reached new... Read More

October 24, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Go fishing and you die

I received an email that I have been thinking about ever since I got it a couple of days ago. It was from my friend who lives in Western Burma. In Rakhine state. She and her family belong to the Rohingya people group, and along with more than 100,000 people,... Read More

October 21, 2013 7 Comments

Did you ever run for life?

Today I ran for life. The trail by the ocean was beautiful—yellow and orange trees were on the sidelines, cheering me on. Dead leaves covered the trail like a blanket for me to run on. The air was crisp and clear. On my run I passed people walking and some... Read More

September 29, 2013 Leave your thoughts