I really have nothing to say.
I'm in a new season, where I'm taking in words instead of giving out. So I'm listening instead of talking. Which means that I would love to listen to you and hear what you have to say.
Let's imagine that we sit together at my kitchen table, sharing coffee, sharing thoughts, sharing ourselves.
For starters, I'll ask you this: when you were 10, where did you live? And what did you want to be when you grew up? Is that what you are now?
When I was 10, I lived in Colombia, just outside the small river port of Barranco Minas, on the Guaviare River in heart of the rain forest. It's interesting to see that area now with Google Earth. The town has grown considerably (thanks to drug trafficking, among other things.) But when we were there, in the late 70's to early 80's, life was simpler and more peaceful.
I wanted to become a teacher when I grew up. I'm not a teacher now, but I did homeschool my kids for a few years. One of my greatest achievements in life has been teaching my son and daughter to read. I can still remember that "aha" moment for each of them when they realized that those letters and sounds could be put together to make words. It was pure magic!
Now it's your turn. And while you're at it, if you have any questions for me, please feel free to ask.
I'm off to get another cup of coffee.