Tom Allen

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Gender Male
Industry Human Resources
Occupation Sojourner
Location Kigali, Rwanda
Introduction I am reluctant to do the Bio thing. Nothing "about me" should be the focus here, except as this open journal may resonate with (or provoke) your own thoughts. But I offer this much: After 30 years as an attorney, I am now a typical Halftimer who is determined to move beyond success to significance. Inspired and convicted by three sons (Tommy, Nathan & Wesley) who live passionate and adventurous lives, I am now privileged to participate in the exciting social changes and development occurring in Rwanda and elsewhere in Africa, hoping to empower the desperately poor. But I must be very clear on this: I am just your average coward. Suffering and sacrifice are very foreign concepts to me. However, I now believe that life comfortably ensconced in a safe cocoon misses out on too much of what might be learned, experienced, and shared with others in the Majority World, many of whom are crying out in desperate need, and some of whom beam with smiles and contentment such as I have seldom seen. I want to know them and their lives.
Interests Listening and learning; living at the base of the Majority World; hiking; watching my sons do what they do
Favorite Movies The Princess Bride, of course; East of Eden; Cool Hand Luke; Forest Gump; Braveheart; Big Fish; Gandhi; Stand by Me; The Dead Poets Society; Lawrence of Arabia; When Harry Met Sally; Amistad; Schindler's List; City Slicker's; Mr. Holland's Opus; Oh, so many movies, so little time
Favorite Music Sad songs; soft songs; silly songs
Favorite Books When Helping Hurts; Good News About Injustice; Unexpected News – Reading the Bible with Third World Eyes; The Hole in Our Gospel