A Fit Bit (On belonging; Not on Electronic Step Tracking!)

One day, on our recent working trip to Spain, we were sitting around after an intense day. Lowell and I had been teaching a small-assorted group on leadership for a week. The day was over. The week was over. Several of us were sitting outside the villa breathing in the evening air, soaking up the … Continue reading A Fit Bit (On belonging; Not on Electronic Step Tracking!)

Release of Between Worlds – Essays on Culture and Belonging

Between Worlds is available NOW! Order your copy by going here! I began writing three years ago – “I want to have a voice!” I said to my oldest daughter, 26 years old at the time. And on July 1st the “voice” will be transformed into a book titled Between Worlds – Essays on Culture and … Continue reading Release of Between Worlds – Essays on Culture and Belonging

A Life Overseas – On Family Albums and What I Didn’t Know

Posted by Marilyn Our family albums tell amazing stories. Picnics in the shadow of the Great Pyramids of Egypt; bucket baths in Swat Valley – home to Malala the brave; hiking in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains; feeding pigeons outside the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul; climbing on canons in Quebec City; wandering through Topkapi … Continue reading A Life Overseas – On Family Albums and What I Didn’t Know

On Waiting…

We are sitting in a government office in Suleimaniyah (commonly called Suli) and we are waiting. We left Rania at seven in the morning. The sun had already welcomed the day and a beautiful breeze accompanied us on our walk to the university. The road between Rania and Suli begins as a one lane, heavily … Continue reading On Waiting…