Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I didn't really believe it would take me two years to readjust to being back in the USA after being abroad, but it looks like that will be about what it takes. I'm one year into the process of getting my feet back on the ground in my home culture, after living in China for four years from 2004 - 2008.
I began blogging while I was in China, uploading photos of my travels, keeping a journal of my daily life, and journaling about various topics such as law and ethics. (Click here for a link to my blog about my life in China and my thoughts on cross-cultural issues.)
Now that I'm back firmly rooted in the soil of my home culture, I have much more to write about that is related to my life in the USA rather than to my life in China. Hence, it is time to start a new blog.
In the USA, I am a lawyer, mediator, ethicist, and a citizen devoted to the cause of peace. I view peace as more than absence of conflict. I inherit the concept of peace as enunciated by Gandhi and King, by Mandela and Suu Kyi. Peace is an assertive response to oppression, to aggression, to evil, to hatred, and to violence. The goal of this blog will be to journal about peace and all thoughts surrounding and stemming from that concept.