On A Day Like This

“Everybody has days like this, sis” my big brother simply said, after checking on me for a bit longer than he usually can. We didn’t really talk about it, because…well, what new thing is there to say when you’re feeling kind of disheartened for no ‘apparent’ reason? You already know what to do about it…find…

Outcasts, Refugees, & Giving Thanks

I just came across this again. It must be time to post it. Some events are no longer current, but the point is still the same. On November 26, 2015, here in the USA there was a celebration. It is called Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is celebrated by many Americans as a day when the ‘Injuns and…

First We Meditate, Then We Go for Tea

India is synonymous with architecture & temples, spiritual journeying, curries & spices, beautiful textiles, and of course chai. There is so much more to India than these few things, but it cannot all be told in a short story. Even with writing a long, well-written report, full of spirit and heart, you might feel some of…

Living the Dream

Maybe our true dream is a part of a collective dream, which if we all work on remembering, then we’d all have our dream come true.

A Thought About Africa

Luca Neghesti wrote: “Maybe it isn’t about democratizing Africa, but about Africanizing democracy” This really has me thinking. Maybe the issue with many of us around the world, including Africa, is that we have bought the belief that Africa is ‘less than’. That somehow we, Africans, have to apologize for being who we are, how we…

Female Genital Mutilation

Did you know that female genital mutilation (FGM) is reported to have been practiced in the US as recently as 2010? The United States of America is many things, good and bad, but I held the belief that the majority of the people who want to live in the US of A, are people who…

Ma’Hood: A Mother’s Story of Maternal Care

For the next two weeks a little organization named CleanBirth.org is making a huge difference in the lives of many people. In fact, it isn’t only now that it’s doing so. CleanBirth.org raises funds throughout the year to ensure that many pregnant women in Laos can have safe births through the use of clean-birth kits and properly…