This week I was traveling on a long international flight. Usually my flying routine is sleep, eat and watch movies. The airline had a good selection, especially documentaries. So, I watched a short documentary about the fall of Berlin Wall in November of 1989. It brought back lots of memories and a flood of emotions.…Read more Walls that keep us ‘in’ or ‘out’
Last week there were international headlines from Durban and other cities in South Africa. Any story about Durban catches my attention since I have been to this beautiful city on the Indian Ocean. South Africa is a country with amazing people. I remember sitting on the airplane watching a sunrise over the green rolling hills…Read more When we look for someone to blame
In Latvia we like to use another saying “Don’t judge a man by his hat.” It can have different meanings like do not think he is smart or important or trustworthy because he wears a nice hat. Or that a person is not what he wears. Or that we cannot know the hearts of people.…Read more Don’t judge the book by its cover?
If you lived in unjust and oppressive circumstances, what would you do? If you were desperate to change the life around you, what kind of movement would you join? What kind of leader would you follow? I think about the events that took place 2000 years ago but are as relevant today. During Easter we…Read more The danger of being a peacemaker
Few days ago our friend tagged me in his post #TURASHIMA. It is a Kinyarwanda word that means "We are thankful". Rwandans and friends of Rwanda are invited to reflect on Rwanda's last 21 years and express why they are thankful. My friend invited me to join this campaign! I feel blessed to be considered…Read more Rwanda’s road of thankfulness…