Our first few days in-country were spent simply allowing us to get our bearings on why we were in Kenya and what we were going to be doing and seeing, as well as a little time spent in getting better acquainted with our fellow travellers. The first day we paid a quick visit to a […]
I’m a crowd watcher. As a rather introverted individual, I find crowd watching much preferable to actually drawing people into open conversation–much less threatening to my quiet and mundane existence, I guess. It also entails a lot less energy and allows you to stay comfortably in the middle of your comfort zone; no messy entanglements […]
On September 18, twenty-three years ago, my oldest son was born. He was small, beautiful, and intense. He did everything full throttle. If he needed food or changing or sleep; was cold or hot, uncomfortable or bored, he didn’t cry or moan or whimper he screamed. A loud, piercing scream for every need or desire, […]
Tomorrow morning, I’m off to Africa! Can’t wait! Check out Trading Hope‘s Facebook page and keep up with the happenings along the way! Should be a really great adventure!
Africa! A place on a map. A place I’ve never been–one of many. A place I always dreamed of going to, but never thought that I would. A continent a world away from the one in which I live–both literally and figuratively. I am going to Africa. The opportunity first came up back in May. […]
I have struggled off and on with depression my entire life; it seems to be tied to an imbalance in my thyroid hormones. But whatever the scientific cause, I have noticed through the years this one truth: when I drag myself off the pity-party couch and make myself reach out to others in need […]
When I was a very small child, I was abused by a family member. Thankfully, no one in my own home, but a family member nonetheless–someone who should have been responsible enough to care and protect the heart, mind, soul and body of a child. For many years afterward I blocked this, and every, intense […]