Inner Strength

The Entrenched Disadvantage of Those Who Render Others Unequal

We women speak of the glass ceiling but whatabout the steal enforced class walls erected to ensure poverty exists.  This is what ensures that the jobs not in demand are done.  When I hear words of inequality I understand deeply the psychological walls that render some ‘in’ and others ‘out’ or competitively those… Continue reading

Biko, Apart-heid and Raising Consciousness

I found a song by Peter Gabriel about Steve Biko the African actvist for non-racism in South Africa.  I saw the movie many years ago and felt deeply saddened by the plight of Africans.  Oppression is a word I can type but one can only know this when they are looked at in… Continue reading

To Thine Own Self Be True Frees the World


This is dedicated to all those who ‘do not know that they do not know’.  May the truth set them free.




As the tears flow down my face,

I wait for grace,

For this is my only refuge,

A refugee in… Continue reading

There Is No Enemy

I felt inspired to write this.  I thank the intelligence community for inspiring me.  I am at peace.  I send love to every one.  In the spirit of democracy and free speech I send this to you.  My freedom has not come from anyone fighting, it has come from my… Continue reading

Obama Dreams of a Peace Built on Freedom and Dignity

I just listened to President Obama’s acceptance speech and could feel the power of love and unity permeating his words. I recall some cynical media commentary saying ‘where is the hope?’ you only had to listen to his words to feel his optimism and calling as President. These are the times for real leaders to… Continue reading

Aung San Suu Kyi: The Nobel Peace Prize Opened Her Heart to Hope

I remember on the Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program in Bangkok, Thailand going on a field trip up the Salween River that passes between Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand and travels up to China. I remember putting my hand in the wild river and making a wish for all rivers to run free. On our… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.”