Tag Archive: Aung San Suu Kyi

I will not follow her example

  Politics are the activities associated with the governance of a country or an area. When I was 18 I thought those would be activities I could dedicate my life to. “Imagine being a prime minister,” I dreamed. “I could decide so much, and the world could become so much... Read More

September 20, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Playing it fair, or remaining a bully

Having had kids for a while, I have learned some things. One of them is that you have to play fair. There are rules to all games, and if somebody breaks them, he or she cannot be trusted. And kids don’t want to play with the ones who don’t play... Read More

August 28, 2012 2 Comments

Meeting Bono on a jet plane

I wonder if Thar Thar could have imagined he would one day dine with kings and presidents, ride on private jets with pop stars and sleep in the fanciest hotels in many nations. Would he have imagined being on TV all over the world, of riding in limousines and being... Read More

June 19, 2012 6 Comments

To be brave like chicken droppings

I have been thinking about what courage is. I want to be a courageous woman, but so often I am not. I am brave, but I am chicken shit, like Alanis Morisette says in her song Hand in my pocket. Around my neck I carry a simple silver necklace that... Read More

April 5, 2012 Leave your thoughts

Meeting the Archbishop

I went to Rangoon. The first meeting I had was with the Archbishop of the Catholic church. I met a man who I now respect deeply. The Archbishop met me with a big smile at the entrance of his compound. There was little that reminded me of an Archbishop. He... Read More

March 26, 2012 3 Comments

What is your favorite word?

A journalist recently did a long interview with me. I hope it will not make me look too bad… After hours of talking, she also had a few very basic questions, that are standard questions for the type of article she would be writing, like what is your birthdate and... Read More

January 20, 2012 9 Comments

Learning about Gandhi Di Lama and other heroes

Over the years my girls have worked on numerous projects at school. So many late nights, tears, last minute scrambles to get the paper ready in time, frantic searches on the internet and in books, lost notes, printers that won’t work and me pulling my hair out while I try... Read More

June 3, 2011 1 Comment