This girl. This young woman. Nearly twenty seven years later, I can look at her now with such love. She didn’t love herself, not back then. She didn’t know how. All she knew was that she wanted happiness, and she believed what she’d been taught. That love and happiness would come in the form of […]


    I’ve just returned from a trip – one I knew would be a big one.  How big, however, I had no idea.  In just under a month, South Africa won my heart – the land, the sky, the creatures and the people.  All of it.  I don’t think there is anyway I could […]


Coming home is the arc of the bridge, the struts making shadows on the water’s edge. The waves shyly showing their tips now and then, gulls screeing for all that lives below. Coming home is the piney woods, each trunk skinny in it’s efforts to find the sun. The tops, feathery and fragrant, waving in […]