Friday, September 5, 2008

Conversation with Heidi ... and anyone else who wants to join in.

Heidi at Mt Hope Chronicles ( - one of my favorite blogs)asked:

::Name one place you would like to see before you die.
Lindisfarne or Iona - the Celtic monastic communities.

::Is there a foreign language you wish you knew or would like to learn?
Well, I've "studied" a fair number of languages given both school and the countries we have lived in but to be honest, I still dream of speaking truly fluent French. No other language is as beautiful to listen to.

::What social issue concerns you the most? What is your favorite soapbox?
Here in Nepal it is trafficked women and children. It will make you mad and break your heart to hear the stories of exploitation and abuse.

My favorite soapbox might be about toxic management. I hate, hate, hate to hear about people's job experiences being negative because of a bully boss. I've had one and lived it and no longer have any patience for it. I've also had some wonderful supervisors for balance!

::What do you think your mom would say was the biggest challenge you presented her with?
Wow, Mom, what would you say? Being stubborn? Being a terrible eater? Just being different from her?

How would you answer these questions? Post it on your blog and link back here or just comment!


Heidi said...

Thanks for playing along! I enjoyed your answers. Oh, and I'm still waiting for your childhood essentials list.... :)

Rhea said...

Interesting questions, and I enjoyed your answers!

I like your blog a lot. It's so fascinating hearing an American's viewpoint living in a foreign country.

Simple Answer said...

Oh my. I'm embarrassed to admit I'd never heard of the Celtic monastic communities. Hope you get there!

Cristin said...

My Mom would also say stubbornness, and impatience, I was also a terrible eater, and pretty messy, my poor mother!

mommaof4wife2r said...

great idea...and i just have to say, i have thought all week about teej and those beautiful colors you introduced me to to here on your blog. :)

Elise said...

I just came over from Heidi's and noticed where you live. At my church, they always have a team who go to Nepal, I believe Kathmandu, to teach business. Also, to share Christ. I wonder if you would know them?

Eudae-mamia said...

Thanks for introducing me to Heidi. Nap time is just not long enough to discover all these wonderful little blog gems!

I did take the time to answer the questions - not too thought provoking, but I tried!