When we talk of heroes and heroines, of inspiring people, we usually tend to think of those who made the news in a big way, like Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, or Mahatma Ghandi (is that beginning M a coincidence?!)…
I came across this obituary a while back and I saved it. I wish I had met Pink, I hope that I can learn through her obituary and be encouraged to do a fraction of what she accomplished through her life. She is the embodiment of all that is good with humanity. Continue reading
I have seen at very close range man at his worst: selfish, greedy, cowardly, and cruel. But I saw, also, man at his best: selfless, generous, and courageous. It is my experience that hope will prevail and that the human spirit is never defeated.
I write this post with caution and care for the issue of Germanwings flight 4U9525 is such a sensitive one and behind it all are hundreds of families in deep mourning. Continue reading
It’s about respect for the order of things, it’s about understanding that international law is there to be observed, it’s about not falling for fancy political rhetoric that doesn’t really tell the whole truth, it’s about the greater good, it’s about the common citizen standing up to a group of bullies and spineless politicians.
That’s why I’ll be voting NO in the upcoming Spring Hunting Referendum.
Today two years ago was our D-day – the day we met our son for the very first time. Ever since I could remember, I had decided that it made no sense for me to create a new human being when out there there were already so many who needed a warm, safe, loving family. I shared these thoughts with my partner very early on and thankfully he was open to the idea of adoption. Continue reading
Being a true foodie, one of the greatest joys in life is undoubtedly spices. They open up a whole new world of taste, sensation, feelings, and even memories like no other ingredient can. Continue reading
So a few days have passed and I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about first. I really fought the temptation to do just what I’m about to do, that is write about living with a chronic condition. I prefer to look at life through rose-tinted spectacles, I don’t like dwelling on the negative, I like to push on, push further.
But then two things happened which to me seemed to be too much of a coincidence: Continue reading
I’m sure millions before me have hit this quandary upon drafting their very first blog post – what to write about. So many thoughts, so much to ponder on, where to begin.
Should it be something personal, about myself? Should it be musings on the world around? Something light-hearted and fun, something serious and deserving discussion? A recipe perhaps or a photo?
Perhaps this is all it should be, a simple hello, I’m here, about to embark on a new adventure, something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. I’ve never been one to keep diaries, but I sure do have a lot of opinions, love for learning and discovery, and interest in the world around at large. So I’ll be back shortly with something more substantial, that one can dig one’s teeth into… just as soon as I’ve decided what to focus it on!