Kenya

Sometimes you need to reach up and take hold of a hand that is offered. I've missed this space. It's been almost a year since we landed in Kenya. It's been almost a year and we are headed home, back to my island paradise.  I have so much I want to share. I have so... Continue Reading →

Tender

I left my dog at his new home today. The lovely people who asked to take him have been waiting anxiously, their arms looking to pet and lead. I’ve kept hold, not wanting to let go. I finally had to let go. He needed to be in the home that will be his forever now. ... Continue Reading →

The Unraveling

Uganda was familiar yet so much had changed. It still remains running in my blood, when I look at my daughter I am there, she wraps the county around me so I can still smell it and feel it, even long for it. I see in her the people I knew for 4 years, the... Continue Reading →

Paused

My get-up-and-go got-up-and-went. Bags packed, shoes on, heart empty on where I've been and filled up on where we were going and there's a pause on the play. California will remain my temporary home for another two months. Today, I had to challenge myself. I've been here. I've done it. Seen it. Isn't that what... Continue Reading →

Go

When I was 15 I lived in Australia for a year as an exchange student. Already pounding against the boundaries of what I knew, I picked the furthest place I could, where I could still be understood. Plopped down in the outback, or very near to it, I went horse riding on a cattle ranch... Continue Reading →

One–the place of silence

I can't seem to catch my breath; I collapse at night. While never exactly remembering sleeping before, the experience has always been tangible, as if I could reach backwards into the night just past and almost touch the place I had been. Now I fall into darkness and morning rushes towards me with no understanding... Continue Reading →

Through your eyes

We've had a good deal of visitors here in Rome. At first, I enjoyed being a tour guide, but after my eighth trip to the Colosseum I started to feel like I'd rather pull my hair out than climb those steps again. But then something interesting happened. I learned that if you see something through... Continue Reading →

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