Monthly Archives: February 2013

Run for Relief

Last weekend I was the MC for the 9th Annual Run for Relief, a race in support of internally displaced people in Myanmar. Here I am in my MC get up with a Karen friend named Ben: The previous weekend … Continue reading

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Interfaith Dialogue: Spiritual Practices

This past week we had a special event here at Payap University. The Institute of Religion, Culture, and Peace hosted an interfaith dialogue between the┬áReverend Marjorie Thompson, author of Soul Feast and former student of Henri Nouwen and the┬áVenerable Dhammananda … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The old Christmas classic “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” was on my lips last month as I played in back-to-back weekends of ultimate frisbee tournaments in Chiang Mai and Bangkok. The Chiang Mai Hat Tournament is literally … Continue reading

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Conversations with Strangers Over Elaborate Buffets

I’m a pacer. When I talk on the phone with friends and family I can’t help but pace up and down. (I also have an extremely loud phone-talking voice, but that’s beside the point.) Last spring, I remember pacing around … Continue reading

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Ordinary and Happy

This blog has always been a chance for me to share with family and friends and to remember and cherish life as it is. So here’s a piece of life from this week that was very ordinary and happy: Sleeping … Continue reading

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Running and Happiness

I am happy. After sleeping as long as I could – a practice I try to do at least once a week – I got up and went running. Despite the temptation to stay and eat homemade bacon and french … Continue reading

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