Tag Archive: Partners

The happiness report

Today I was skimming through the happiness report, a report done by the UN. Read the report here. I fully plan to read the whole document when I get the time. I think it is interesting to read about where people are the happiest, and why. I have to ask... Read More

September 24, 2013 Leave your thoughts

What else do we need?

The reason for my silence for such a long time is simple. I have been in the land of no Internet. Kind of nice. Kind of isolated. I did not miss email much, but I did miss interacting with all of you in my blog-world. I was in Burma and... Read More

September 17, 2013 2 Comments

I have a dream

Yesterday we were reminded of one of the greatest speeches in the world. We heard excerpts from it on the radio and TV all day. Experts in rhetoric commented on why this speech was so good, why we remember it, why it spellbound 250,000 people on the day it was... Read More

August 29, 2013 Leave your thoughts

The things I dream about

Today I have dreamt about taking some time off and enjoying a real vacation. I would like no emails, no meetings, no deadlines, and no dishes for about three weeks. I would like to read my book without getting interrupted. I would like to go for runs, hikes, and bike... Read More

June 25, 2013 2 Comments

When do I hear my neighbor sing?

I have been working on translating my book, Picking Flowers on Dusty Roads, into Norwegian. It is a long, and boring task. Since I am in the mood of the book, I have decided to share a few paragraphs here. Perhaps you will like it and want to get the... Read More

June 12, 2013 3 Comments

How to get happiness

Surely, you have, like me, thought about how nice t would be to win the lottery. How about hitting jackpot and getting a few millions to spend. Just one million would actually be good enough for me. How many of us haven’t fantasized of what we could do with the... Read More

June 4, 2013 1 Comment

Compassion among equals, you and the homeless

There has been an intense debate going on in the media in Norway over the last few months. I have followed it with great interest. The richest nation in the world, the country with the highest standard of living anywhere, the cold, oil-rich territory way up in the north of... Read More

May 28, 2013 7 Comments

A glimse of courage to live.

I am going to quote a new friend and staff member, R ( I cannot use his name for security reasons). He sent me this reflection this morning and it moved me. R  is young and has just joined our staff. I am glad that he chose us, and even... Read More

May 16, 2013 1 Comment

A God who obviously doesn’t care

Something provoked me today. Actually, a lot has provoked me recently and I am not going to go into the details. Let me start at the beginning. There is a cyclone coming to Western Burma, right. I already shared that. So those of us who are not in the area... Read More

May 14, 2013 10 Comments

A cyclone in my heart

I have been hearing some really bad news the last few days. The Rohingya people that I have been writing so much about, whom I have visited on two occasions this year, and whose lives and stories have grabbed my heart are now faced with another enemy: A cyclone. Left... Read More

May 12, 2013 2 Comments

Like an anemone in spring-time

It has overwhelmed me to see how many have read the story of Masuda, and who have contacted me about it, or written comments on Facebook, Twitter and my blog. It has made me feel like in this world there is hope. You have given me hope. The story I... Read More

April 29, 2013 1 Comment

When your only goal is to die.

I have been putting it off long enough. As I am sitting in my living room, contemplating what to make for dinner, and how to get the house clean, the media is full of stories of politicians sexually assaulting minors, of lone rangers making bombs that they intended to use... Read More

April 23, 2013 7 Comments