Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Memoir! Life as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic

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Peace Corps Dominican Republic: A Quixotic Way of Life in a Mas o Menos World.  Un cargo para la vida, una busqueda por sentido, un trabajo de voluntad. A charge for life, a search for meaning, a work of will. Since my current memoir manuscript is in the hands of my editor until late January, […]

If You Light a Lamp for Another, Your Own Way Will Be Lit

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A Linked In writing group member, Afshain Afzal, posed a question regarding my latest blog post. Last week I wrote a blog titled: What is the Greatest Tragedy in Life, and how we should live with meaning and purpose rather than mechanically or even destructively. Afshain’s question had to do with self-sacrifice and helping others who […]

What Is the Greatest Tragedy in Life?

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 The greatest tragedy in life is not to die, it is to live as if dead.   – Daisaku Ikeda I feel as if the voices are receding farther and farther away – from me, from my own life, from my family and from my husband. I still hear them here and there, in bits and […]