Indulge me with a birthday blog. A bit of self-indulgence on our birthdays is ok, no? However, my birthday blog is not really about birthdays at all. It’s about the other end of life. I hope you’ll read on, and trust that I’m not suicidal. Why am I thinking about death? Why not? We all … Continue reading Birthday blog: Some reflections on life and death
When we began 2020 I thought the big event of 2020 would be a personal one: turning 60. I reflected on my life – now most certainly past any “mid” point – and wondered what the years ahead would bring. I revisited a birthday blog I wrote in 2018 in which I reflected on the … Continue reading Happy New Year!
On this pre-Thanksgiving travel day, I am riding a train from Copenhagen to Amsterdam – opting for ground travel rather than a much shorter plane ride, as my small contribution to reducing my overly large carbon footprint. I love traveling this way: seeing the land stretch out before me, mingling with locals, hearing the sounds … Continue reading Giving Thanks under the Threat of Extinction