Be Part of a Solution, Not a Jury

Dear Friends, The day begins like they usually do here in Atenas. The sun is shining, the gentle breeze sways the bamboo and the strength and length of the birds' tuneful presentations encourage me to lift my eyes and watch the clouds move slowly above me. I celebrate Nature, the permanence of its cycles are … Continue reading Be Part of a Solution, Not a Jury

A Time For Deep Reflection

Dear Friends, It is a hazy day where I am. I can make out the majestic hills in the morning light and I wonder, not for the first time, what our neighbors across the way see from their vista. We are beginning another week of following national and local recommendations related to Covid-19. Time passes … Continue reading A Time For Deep Reflection

A New Use for Digital Technologies

Dear Friends, It is a lovely Sunday morning. The air is serene, peaceful. The quiet is interrupted by the intermittent sound of a bird pecking at my window. It disturbs my reverie and demands my attention. I look through the pane and see that the bird is carrying nest-construction material. The pecking is in response … Continue reading A New Use for Digital Technologies

International Women’s Day Celebrations!

Dear Friends, I usually devote a few minutes to sit and contemplate a landscape that draws the muse before I begin writing my message. Today, the warm wind is strong, the trees are swaying with abandon and the coffee-colored patches of grass confirm that we are in the dry season. I am filled with gratitude … Continue reading International Women’s Day Celebrations!

The External Sometimes Contradicts the Internal

Dear Friends, As I sit and watch the trees sway gently, I discipline my breathing and do my best to concentrate on nothing but the beauty of the fluffy clouds in the sky. Life sounds (birds, music, whistles from a soccer coach nearby) interrupt my concentration. I return to my writing place and our pet, … Continue reading The External Sometimes Contradicts the Internal