Our Fields of Gold

Darwin mentioned the word love 95 times in the Descent of Man. He mentioned survival of the fittest twice. Five months ago, days after Paula’s major corrective surgery, Samantha and I left Seattle, bound for Phnom Penh.  A week later I returned home to Australia.  The last time Samantha or I saw her, Paula was … More Our Fields of Gold

Happiness Is….

Amazing hugs at Seattle airport from one mom to another who both had sick children. We come from different parts of the world.  I am atheist and she is Muslim but the feelings are the same. Take that Donald! These words of elation captioned a very happy photograph the other night just after Karen touched … More Happiness Is….

Dilemma of Departure

Most evenings I sit in a particular spot beside the Mekong River watching the evening cruisers go by on their variously populated motorbikes as I sip a glass of white wine.  That’s a $2 luxury I can afford to spend on myself among the billions of other luxuries I take for granted in this lucky … More Dilemma of Departure

“Just Stop”

If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up doing nothing for nobody. These words appear at the end of a short video currently doing the rounds on Facebook.  In it, a young homeless man in a ripped t-shirt stands on a cold Manhattan street, holding … More “Just Stop”