Perhaps it is a function of getting older, but I'm beginning to see patterns in my life that I have not noticed before. I'm not sure whether life is a spiral or a circle as themes reappear with different presentations. If our purpose on earth is to enable our souls to grow, the pattern makes sense because we may not learn the lesson the first time around. My hope as these blogs proceed is to give you glimpses of events and experiences in my life that have brought me to northern New Mexico now.
I have lived in Portugal, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and the Czech Republic. In each location I have worked in education for health care providers and in hospitals. These postings broadened my perspective considerably from my experiences in the US with hospitals and nursing education. I feel like a genie that has been released from the bottle and doesn't go back inside.
Many of the world issues and controversies, I have experienced firsthand. Secret police, censorship, epidemics and social hostility to democracy. There has also been spectacular beauty and profound kindness. I try in my writing to share some of these things, both the good and the bad.