There’s something about being on the other side of the world that gives me pause when I think about commenting on all that’s happened in America recently.  While I love my new home here in rural South Africa beyond reason, there’s part of my heart which will always remain enmeshed with the […]


  Good fences make good neighbors, or so they say. It’s a fine line, though, isn’t it, the creation and maintenance of a visible boundary and yet allowing for the relationship? And if you think about it, no one really teaches us Fence Building 101 – not in school, not ever. And yet there’s truth […]


  Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness. ~ Desmond Tutu   As my heart hurts and my brain struggles to comprehend all that goes on in our world today, the only thing I have to offer is hope. My greatest hope, personally, is that every human being […]