In all the things I struggle with, and my friends, there are a few, I find trust to be the hardest. It's a tough thing to break down and for me, is one of the scariest things to step into. Trusting you or you trusting me, means I am stepping in. I am willing to … Continue reading Marble Jar People
I’ve been quiet for so long!! I made all these ambitious commitments to myself about this blog, how often I would write, how often I would post and I will admit here and now, that I have totally dropped the ball. But there is a reason. A reason I have been so distracted, a reason … Continue reading Mama to a Tiny Human?!
hello babies. welcome to earth. it's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. it's round and wet and crowded. on the outside babies, you’ve got 100 years here. there's only one rule that i know of babies – God damn it, you’ve got to be kind. - kurt vonnegut There is a … Continue reading Damn it, you’ve got to be kind
Be yourself and speak your truth. Either people will listen and things will get better, or people will leave and things will get better. (The wisdom of a great friend from his great therapist) I had some feedback on this blog recently, which got me thinking. The person who gave the feedback was a … Continue reading Why I Write
A lot of people move to Africa on a mission. Some of them classic religious missionaries and others compassionate humanists who feel called to serve, to care, to give. I came here under that banner, thinking I was going to help to pull people out of the mire of poverty. I came here with dreams … Continue reading My Liberation is Bound up with Yours
I spent a week in Kigali, Rwanda last month. It was a meeting of colleagues from the East and Southern Africa region and for the first 4 days, it was in many ways a celebration of our work, our relationships as a team and learning from each other. On day 5, we were taken to one … Continue reading When We Are Not Good
There are these moments, quick flashes sometimes, when everything is right in your world. Catch them if you can. This week has been rough. Some weeks just are I guess. It’s been a closing in on me kind of week and I’m pretty spent. But there have been these moments, all week long, like something … Continue reading There are these moments…