25
May

The Butterfly of Nebo – A Memory of Jordan

In northern Jordan you can find Mt.Nebo, looking out over the Jordan Valley and the Judean Desert. It was said that the Israelites first saw the “promise land” here and it was where Moses died and was buried. Although no one knows exactly where he was buried or if the Israelites were ever really here, it is an incredible place

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23
May

In A Poetic Mood – An Ode to Rome

This is for you ROME – a city that has captured my heart and become a part of who I am and who I will be… I may never be remembered meeting you, but you will always remain. Just like me, thousands of people have met you, then passed away into history. Your columns, temples and churches inspire people everyday,

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25
Apr

We Are All Visitors On This Planet – Aboriginal Wisdom On the True Meaning of Life

We are all visitors to this time, this place… our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love.. and then we return home. – Aboriginal Proverb Going through our daily lives, we can feel as though we are at the center – the world in our minds revolves around us. Yet Indigenous wisdom teaches us that we

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25
Apr

Thailand From Under the Sea

A moment of suspension in the air, flying for a second, then a huge splash and a rainbow of colors explode before me. Thousands of bright yellow fish squabble – darting from one place to another, all at the same time, all uniquely shaped, uniquely made. Deep down at the ocean bed, rainbow fish linger slowly as I try to

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25
Apr

I Imagine A World… A Poem

While volunteering with Syrian refugees in Greece and Turkey, I was deeply moved by just how unjust and unfair our world can be sometimes. People who once had a great life now left with absolutely nothing.  Although I saw so much hardship, the most prevalent thing that existed in every refugee’s heart was hope. The hope to live on another

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18
Apr

For Freedom is a Sunrise

For Freedom is a Sunrise Freedom is a dance, a rhythmic song Fluttering and racing through fields of gold, of mysterious  stories, of legends untold.   Like a butterfly flying to the sky so high, I can feel the wind calling me from the depth of the night. Twinkling in the darkness the stars of dreams, One thousand gleaming lights,

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16
Apr

A Voyage Into The Sahara – A Poetic Story of the Sahara Desert

Sahara… The many stories of camels and nomads throughout the Sahara have always fascinated me and sparked my imagination. What mysteries, magic, and treasures lay in the sands, washed clean by time and constantly shifting to new forms and shapes. Here is where humans meet the vast desert, the powerful land that moves and shapes the very Earth. An unbeatable

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9
Apr

The Ocean of Blue – A Poem of Beauty and Mystery

A poem dedicated to the beauty and mystery of the oceans of our planet…   The ocean of blue, the traveler, the explorer, it reaches every bay, every rock, every corner.  It touches our souls for the life it brings the crashing waves a song they each sing. It echoes and laughs to the ends of the earth a circle of

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9
Apr

Empathy Is the Most Important Thing – A Conversation With Lin-Manuel Miranda

The most important thing you can give your children is empathy. It is the most important tool in your tool box as an actor…” Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor, writer, and creator of the musicals Hamilton and In the Heights, talks to Oprah about how empathy is the most important thing you can give your kids. In this day and age, so

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9
Apr

Embracing the Wonder of Life – Seeing the Child-Like Magic of the World

Embracing the wonder of the world and in your life is finding the fairytale magic every single day. Our lives are full of amazing adventures, inspiring stories, magical experiences and memories that can make our lives like a fairy tale. Although sometimes we forget, our planet is full of magic everywhere we look and we can get that magic back

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