Thank you Lois for being brave and open. I miss Iran so much. Your video is so genuine. Traveling is such a human thing.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
My family lived in Iran for three years, just before the Shah fell. We had many Iranian friends. Many of those folks preferred to call themselves Persian. Even then, there were sharp contrasts and polarities to the rich human depth of Iranians and the building pressures between theology and government. So many of the Iranian folks we came into contact with were kind, sensitive, intelligent, and deeply heart centered.

Lois on the loose brought back so many fond memories. Iran taught me it's wise to look past conflicting political/religious policies and to look into the heart and eyes of the person in front of me. Travel is a gorgeous way to challenge prevailing ideas that just might not serve the greater good.

Burke, VA
Tuesday, August 26, 2014