Okay so I’ve been silent for a long while. What has motivated me to begin blogging again? A number of factors have influenced me and they include an urging from at least three people who feel I would find personal value in writing more here.
Recent earthquakes in my country and in our Pacific neighbour Japan have highlighted once again how important it is to connect with ordinary people in ordinary ways and to see the difference, no matter how small from those contacts and connections. Blogs have provided insights into the lives of these ordinary people who are facing extraordinary circumstances in a real, first person way. I hope I can learn from their resilience, their caring, their fortitude and practical skills and learnings so that should I be faced with similar disasters I will be better prepared.
I have also been enjoying reading a variety and growing collection of blogs. I feel inspired, educated, stimulated, informed and challenged depending on the focus of each blog.
So here goes…..again.