Category Archives: Introspection

Seeing Without Seeing (Expat Week #065)

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. ~Jonathan Swift Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~Confucius I have been struggling with writers block the past few weeks. It wasn’t until a few days ago … Continue reading

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My Faith Is Not My Religion (Expat Week #061)

This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness. ~Dalai Lama   How is it possible that one’s faith is not the … Continue reading

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Speed of Time (Expat Week #057)

How did it get so late so soon? ~Dr. Seuss   I can hardly believe I have been living in India for a year already! Somewhat Ironically, I crossed the year mark back in the US on a business trip. On … Continue reading

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Distance Creates Closeness (Expat Week #051)

Everyone you meet comes with baggage, find someone who cares enough to help you unpack.  ~Ziad K. Abdelnour   I have baggage. I am not talking about the suitcase type one brings to the airport, though, the baggage I carry does … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Rose – A Child Laid to Rest (Expat Week #043)

For some moments in life there are no words.  ~David Seltzer I saw a tiny rose carried by her father and I wept. I saw a rose without thorns placed in a dirt hole and I wept. I saw the face … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Seasons? (India Week #031)

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.                         … Continue reading

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A Mind Once Stretched (India – Week #026)

The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   Have you ever stopped to consider that an eternity, one’s destiny, can change in the blink of an eye? Just yesterday, I … Continue reading

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India Week #018 – Feeling Disconnected

Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. ~Haruki Murakami I have been living in India for four months now and all in all it’s going better than I could have expected.  I was homesick for … Continue reading

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Expat Week #015/016 – Sweet Home Chicago!

Travel does not exist without home….If we never return to the place we started, we would just be wandering, lost. Home is a reflecting surface, a place to measure our growth and enrich us after being infused with the outside … Continue reading

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Expat Week #014 – Stories

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou   Sometimes, it seems as though the universe conspires to inspire me such that I learn a lesson important to navigating my journey in this life. … Continue reading

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