In the inn of the world

I arrived in Bali, Indonesia on the day before Christmas. December was a good month for Bali, with hot days, balmy nights, and long afternoons ending in spectacular sunsets. The palace of the Agung was…

“I want to see this new world”

As a twelve-year-old boy I stared at my grandfather, who lay on his back on a thin carpet in his house in New Delhi, his eyes closed, his arms resting peacefully across his chest. My…

He would say, “Well done!”

If the young Arturo Sosa met you today, do you think he would be satisfied? I think he would say “Well done” to me because I have done what I have enjoyed and that has…

The Moon and Its Creator

I saw the full Moon a few nights ago. Now, obviously, this is nothing new. There’s a full Moon every month. In the seventy years I’ve walked the Earth I might have seen more than…

Being Kind, Even When Everyone Else Is Not

A few days ago, I was visiting my mother in the nursing home where she lives.  She has been suffering from thyroid cancer and is “immune compromised,” which means that she is highly susceptible to…