Acceptance, Respect and Understanding

“Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.” Desmond Tutu Introduction My parents were about to face an empty nest and the freedom to travel, experience and develop an awareness of new cultures. All this should have taken place in a few short … Continue reading Acceptance, Respect and Understanding

Christmas Time

Introduction Hunger. Homelessness. Unemployment. Sickness. Poverty. This is the grim reality that millions of Americans might face as I sit down to write this post. I admit I am one of the luckier ones and grateful to have more than enough. But we have witnessed a terrible reality, a few days after Christmas. A Time … Continue reading Christmas Time

Find Your Voice

"There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing."– Aristotle Introduction Recently, I embarked on a renewed mission -- to find my true voice. This mission was a highly introspective exploration of my past and I knew it was me doing something for myself. I had been trying to … Continue reading Find Your Voice