When we step into new places we step with feet shaped by our familiar spaces and places. Our eyes, at first, see only variations on the scenes of our homeland.
Archives for January 2013
Where does light go in the wake of the dark? A poem that celebrates all that is aflame and that ignites our world.
In her autobiography, U.N. ambassador and victim of female genital mutilation Waris Dirie describes how she was subjected, at the age of five, to the most severe form of circumcision and makes a plea for an end to this brutal practice.
Pulled up an old photo to describe what it feels like today…back at it though. New motivation since becoming a grandfather…
Jason, star athlete and gutless homophobe, receives a painful lesson in courage and friendship from an unexpected source.
I decided in my early ‘20s the one thing I wanted most in life was not to be like my Dad. Then I realized I had become just like him.
My husband and I just returned from a week’s vacation on the high seas. It was truly a wonderful holiday; celebrating the New Year on a cruise ship is, I would say, a highlight in my life. Getting there, though, was somewhat of a challenge.
During the visit, it was clear that Brian was fading. He tried to talk to us, but really couldn’t muster the strength to say anything coherently. I remember looking into his eyes, and saying “I miss our talks” and I’m almost sure he tried to say to me “Maybe we’ll have another.”
We never got another chance. He died Thursday.
Sometimes a small act of kindness is the most memorable part of a journey. And it often shows up without fanfare, in unexpected places.
Dogs do things we would prefer they didn’t. That’s just a fact of life. But rather than say “NO!”, we could just interrupt them and show them something else to do. It’s like saying “excuse me”, except for dogs!