In Which I Give Up Helping

“Giving up wanting to help or to rescue people is essential if you sincerely respect them.” (Bert Hellinger, German psychotherapist). Learning to keep your mouth shut takes an enormous amount of effort. Your friends can tell you their life is falling apart and you have to almost physical restrain yourself from offering advice. Trying not […]

A Poem for Christmas

May we know ourselves this Season That for everything there is a reason That within the darkness there is light Just as green buds follow winter night And so does life unfold before us Asking us to simply trust Nature’s rhythm is in our soul Dark and light to make us whole.    

Dinner is Where It’s At

Sometimes I think there is no greater accomplishment than cooking dinner for your family. That that is the pinnacle of achievement. Sure, performing hand surgery or investigating the speed of light, or devising new astounding apps or making presentations to roomfuls of CEOs or what you have is pretty impressive, but really where it’s at […]

Stuff Foreigners Do

Foreigners in Thailand often behave strangely. Here are some of the things we do: We walk through streets barefoot even though we can afford shoes. We are fond of large tattoos on our arms and legs. Our hair is sometimes uncombed and for some, matted, even though we are not beggars or crazy. We wear […]