There is a commercial on CNN which shows all their international reporters documenting important events around the world and the slogan says "Go There". So simple and cliché but profound. Sometimes you simply have to get out of your chair/sofa and "go" because you are needed. Sometimes "there" is around the corner and other times…Read more A big ‘thank you’ to all volunteers around the world!
My eyes see it and my mind and heart chokes. How many more dead, injured, crippled, orphaned, traumatized and scared children are we going to see in our news? A report after a report, a story after a story. I know this is not new or isolated tragedy and many atrocities are happening in other…Read more No hiding from horror
I love this photo and I love the memory of this moment. Mae Sot, Thailand may be a small town (developing and growing fast) on the Thailand - Burma border where tourists go for border crossing and locals for shopping and business, but for me it is "home away from home". These kids from Mae…Read more Giving thanks for my vivacious sojourners
London is one of my favorite places in the whole world. I have visited many times but have never lived there. So, I am allowed to keep my "honeymoon" feeling 🙂 It is a city of stories. On every turn you feel like there is an interesting and important story. Buildings, bridges, parks, statues, paintings,…Read more Bubbles and simple beauty of joy
Today is Christmas Eve and I am looking forward to celebrating it with the family in Minnesota. At the same time missing my family in Latvia. Many of us have favorite Christmas memories, so let me share mine. Growing up in Latvia while still part of the Soviet Union, we celebrated Christmas behind closed curtains.…Read more Living between ‘Now’ and ‘Not Yet’