The Long Climb on the Road to Freedom

First it's about Human Rights. The first step on the long climb is to recognize that if you are unable to allow freedom to others, you'll never have it yourself.  If my individual freedom encroaches on yours, that is not it.  That is bullying.  If I think freedom is doing as I please, I haven't … Continue reading The Long Climb on the Road to Freedom

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Love in the Time of Terrorism

It's about staying light; about believing in hope, goodness, love, connection, and finally, finding humor. What does it mean to stay light? In the Mahabharata, Krishna advised Arjuna on the day of battle and after a terrible betrayal, to not let his heart get hard.  A soft heart does not mean we'll get run over. … Continue reading Love in the Time of Terrorism

Paris; Love, Beauty, Inspiration, Joie de Vivre, Will never be beaten down.

Like so many others, the first time I saw Paris, I fell in love.  In many consequent trips, I continued that love affair; always a little different, but never less thrilling.  I wrote an historical novel: the Nobility of the Robe, about a real woman who was the abbess of Port Royal Abbey in 17th … Continue reading Paris; Love, Beauty, Inspiration, Joie de Vivre, Will never be beaten down.