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Field Notes: Making Mandu (만두 만들기)

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Last week, I kicked off my new series, Chasing Life: Field Notes, with a blogpost about aging. The purpose of this series is to share some of the things I have been doing to make my latter days better than the first. Some of these things include traveling, meeting new people, making and trying new things, and always learning! One …

Over the Hill

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Nothing about today was significant, except for the fact that on this day I would be going to see my hair stylist to tackle my faded dark brown hair that had now become like a mushroom with a white/grayish stem and a brownish top. Ugh, aging comes whether we want it to or not! On days like today, I reminisce …

Doña Elba

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“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” -Maya Angelou When my father became ill with a pulmonary disease that eventually took his life, my mother would call me almost every day, at any hour of the day, to cry and unload her grief since …

Traverse Journeys

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The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis L’Amour Lately, I have been reminiscing on my travels abroad; the places that have impressed me and the people who have touched my heart in more ways than I could ever mention. When I was in South …

Making Beautiful Pottery at Studio Dall

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“Life handed him a lemon,As Life sometimes will do.His friends looked on in pity,Assuming he was through.They came upon him later,Reclining in the shadeIn calm contentment, drinkingA glass of lemonade.”[11] The Optimist as it appeared in a 1940 edition of The Rotarian I have read the story of the potter in Jeremiah chapter 8 many times, as I do a “read through …

Finish Strong

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A few years back, I was given permission by my cardiologist and doctors to travel again. I was ecstatic and could not wait to get back “out there” discipling a group of colleagues with my organization, Abante International, and together, make a difference in the world. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks — I had been out …

Echoes of the Past

Beba Schlottmann Going Places, Other Writings 6 Comments

Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. –Zig Ziglar While on hiatus from my book tour events in South Korea, which have been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, I decided to take a mini holiday with my friend, Anna, …