I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a professional blog for some time. (There are several recent events which nudged me toward making this final decision, which I may share with you in the near future.) For those of you who have followed me before, I actually do have another blog which I utilize from time to time when I go overseas to take participate in an international agricultural development project – mostly to keep friends and family apprised of my whereabouts and to provide some reflections. I really enjoy doing it, and it serves as a great way for me to digest the events of the day. However, this one will be different, because it will (hopefully, perhaps) go into perpetuity as the new chapters in my life and career continue to unfold. So . . . here goes. . .
I also know (and this is my personal preference) that a blog entry should not go on for too long: short enough for the reader to not have to scroll down too much; so I’ll do my best to keep them brief and to the point (often difficult for a verbose person like me). To provide a quick introduction during this first voyage, I would like to let my readers know that I have a passion for social justice – working for the oppressed and voiceless. I hope to be able to connect with kindred spirits and to share our experiences. Perhaps I’ll also be able to educate other folks who may not be familiar with the notion of social justice on the things that I really care about (through a civil discourse, of course). You’ll see more details as this venture evolves.
In closing, one may also wonder how I came up with the name of this blog: “Building Bridges . . . Building Peace”. I’ll give you a hint: “If you want peace, work for justice.” So, will you journey with me?
[OK, I can already sense Sr. Virginia Lee, who taught me much about writing in 8th grade at good old St. Francis Elementary School, sitting on my shoulder next to my ear, reminding me to “Rewrite and polish! Rewrite and polish!” I hope that I’ll make you proud, Sister.]
More to come . . .