Lois Varenkamp

Lois Varenkamp, a nurse and linguist by training, has enjoyed a global pilgrimage from her childhood in the Amazonian rain forest to sojourns in Himalayan villages and South Asian urban jungles. Her upbringing led to a passion for unique cultures and languages, and a curiosity about our unique formation as spiritual and cultural beings. She works for an international non-profit and loves good conversation and getting to know new people.

Reflections on Peacekeeping

I stare at the two envelopes in my hand and feel the fury rise in my throat. I am helping my parents sort through their mail after a trip, helping settle them back into their tiny independent living apartment, helping. The rage astonishes me. Rage toward political...