“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!”
– Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

This blog represents my experiment in sharing my thoughts, ideas and struggles with others with the hope of promoting inclusive dialogue. I believe that the more we can see and experience the world through another’s eyes the more open and inclusive our communities can become.

I am not trying to change minds but hopeful to maybe to open a few. I don’t expect you to agree with any of my thoughts or ideas but would ask that you try to suspend judgment and experience the world through my eyes for a few moments.

If your experience differs from mine, I am open to respectful feedback so that I can better understand your worldview as well.

I hope that you will enjoy exploring the site,

Best wishes,


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