I love God. I love people. My wife is amazing. My kids keep me on my toes. I work with refugees. I have a labradoodle named Bob Marley. I run.
This blog started a vault for a book I am working on. In fact, for the past 10 years my new years resolution has been to finish the book –this year. “I will finish my book this year”, I say around midnight, and my daughters giggle, roll their eyes, and say, “yeah right dad!” My wife looks down and wonders “Why don’t you resolve something new this year.” My friends just pat me on the back for trying (thinking the same thing as my daughters.) Bob Marley believes in me. He spurs me on.
This blog, with ebbs and flows, has become a stream of reflections on spirituality, compassion, and Burma. (Yes, I know they changed the name. But “they” did it without consulting the people of Burma and “they” are nasty dictators who rape and kill and pillage with old school audacity. So with many of the pro-democracy folk from the beautiful land, I still call it Burma.) With all of my content, I’m trying to embody the ‘normal is over’ view of things.
Additionally, I am the CEO of Partners Relief & Development, and aid organization dedicated to bringing free full lives to the children of Burma. What is personal and what is public or work related is a huge blur for me, so I can’t resist posting thoughts and stories about my work as part of this narrative.
If you are dedicated to a life of learning, if you wish for the finer things that are priceless yet can’t be purchased, and if you are curious to explore how spirituality looks in human form, then this blog is for you.
You don’t want to be Normal. I promise.