Something a little different this month, an interview with an anonymous subject. This person has been practicing Nichiren Buddhism for many years. As with other similar people profiled here, the person has accomplished much. But this time we’re going to focus less on achievements and more on exploring what it means to be a Buddha. Simply put, it means you’re in charge of your own life.
Tony Goodlette spent eight years in Vietnam from 1967-1975. He still suffers health effects from that time. But the Buddhism he began practicing a few years later has enabled him to make even more valuable contributions to America and the world, with humanism and compassion. Read the interview for details of this man’s interesting life.
D.G. Kaye is a memoir and nonfiction writer living in Canada. She’s already published five books and has begun accumulating material for the next. Her most recent book, “P.S. I Forgive You,” came out in September came out in September. It’s received glowing reviews. Our interview covers her start in writing, including her choice to self-publish. She offers insights into the struggles to overcome family discord–reflected in her books. She also provides tips for fellow or would-be writers.
Robert Tansey, known by most people as Bob, recently returned to live and work in Washington, DC after six years in Beijing, China. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2009 and went to work with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), an international non-profit organization. [For more on TNC, see our feature on them in […]
Susan Zipp lives in the San Francisco Bay Area yet her passion for international affairs takes her all around the world. Wearing many hats to make the world a better, more peaceful place, she works in affiliation with the United Nations to empower the individual, particular women and children, and develops interactive group networks to address global issues at the local level.
Stephanie Tansey currently lives and works in Beijing, China as an editor with New World Press. She also teaches at Beijing Normal University. There she aids graduate students in developing dialogue skills for creating sustainable communities. She is also a co-founder of the Earth Charter Communities Network (ECCN), which, as its website says, “is a social enterprise that uses dialogue