Friendship

My good friend Hiraman Gavai offers some thoughts in this morning’s post. I met Hiraman many years ago in Brussels when we both worked for the same non-profit.  He currently resides in Pune, India with his dear wife Mangala.  While we’ve been separated by distance we speak a common language, one the writer Henry David Thoreau calls the language of meaning.  Hiraman and I caught up again … Continue reading Friendship »

Unspeakable Beauty 

Friends, This is Thanksgiving Day weekend in the United States.  As I stopped to consider what I’m grateful for, my thoughts quickly went to the natural beauty that surrounds us everywhere, if we remember to stop and notice.  These images of flowers, in their exquisite detail, caught my attention.  I invite you take a few minutes to look around, whatever the season where you live, … Continue reading Unspeakable Beauty  »

Surrender

On this centenary anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending the First World War my thoughts have gone to wars that never end and a peace that can’t be found. The Armistice we commemorate was not a call for a German unconditional surrender.  Instead it signaled a suspension of hostilities, a break in the fighting, a call for a negotiated settlement.  It was neither … Continue reading Surrender »

The Power of Thoughts

I read a quote (uncredited) the other day that caught my attention: “Never blame anyone in your life. The good people give you happiness, the bad people give you experience, the worst people give you a lesson, the best people give you memories.” It struck me that when I look into the mirror in the morning all four characters stare back: the good, the bad, … Continue reading The Power of Thoughts »