FOCUS 2018

Sept-Oct-Nov FOCUS – Transitions

“The only constant in life is change” – Heraclitus

We as individuals share a symbiotic relationship with our societies. On personal levels, we could face complex or unexpected shifts, experience confusion or excitement. In the process, we can reflect, learn, innovate, gain new insights, and grow.

We must recognize that our personal transitions don’t stand alone in our times. The changes that happen to us accumulate to become large-scale social changes of our times in local and world communities. We are all part of the shared paths and we need patience, empathy and will to find ways forward and live up to our faiths.

We invite you to contemplate on the personal and social changes you’ve experienced and witnessed. Share your experiences and stories with us.

Haven’t decided what to write? Enter here to see some prompts/ideas

Apr & May FOCUS – On Beliefs

We want to learn about what you believe in and why that is important to you.

Our beliefs capture the essence of who we are.

“Man is what he believes in”, Checov said. Ghandi reflected “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be.”

Believe in yourself, your future. Believe in animals, flowers, the earth. Believe spiritually. Believe in world peace and justice. Believe in humanity, technology. Believe in progress or just the same old.

All kinds of beliefs weave into our everyday lives, defining our actions and words, creating our realities. What do you believe? Why do you believe? And how have your beliefs changed yourself, and your surroundings?

Write to us and share the importance, uniqueness, complexities, humor, and depths of your beliefs, and tell us why?

Feb & Mar FOCUS – Growing Up…

We want to hear from you– your observations, experiences, and reflections on the evolution in your life. Have you noticed any changes between how things are today and how they used to be? What are the things that you can’t live without in the present that you didn’t need in the past? What are the concerns of your generation? What do you miss the most from when you were growing up?

These are just some prompts to get you started. Write something that truly resonates with you!

Dec FOCUS – Looking Back, Looking Forward

The year 2017 is coming to an end and many ground-breaking events have been happening the past months. This FOCUS is dedicated to recall and reflect on the past, while imagine and get ready for the future.

What has been happening in the last couple of years? What changes did the year 2017 bring with itself? What did we learn? What went wrong? How can we use our knowledge and experience for the upcoming years? For the future?

December, 2017


Read the FOCUS articles

Looking Back, Looking Forward


The Uncertainty Of Future German Government and How We Got There



Hymn to The World




The Uprooted