The New from the Old

photo source It was dark when we drove away from the penguin parade in Australia. My three children were asleep…

A Relationship with Solitude

“Belonging so fully to yourself that you’re willing to stand alone is a wilderness–an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and…

Shut Her Up

Hypothetical Conversation inside of chicken’s head: Should I have worn the chicken costume? Maybe I should have chosen something else.…

Hollowness

(pic source) “Life grows hollow, not from the tedium of the day, but from the hardening of the heart.” – …

When We Are Honest

When we are honest, we make it easier for other people to cope with the terrible things that will happen…

Stay in Your Lane

I remember being told numerous times as a child to “mind my own business.” I was, how shall we say,…

Wear the Coffee Pants

We squeezed in two international trips as an intact family before my husband died. I have memories of my oldest…

A New Season

When someone who you love dies, especially when that person was an integral part of your day-to-day life, something about…

Child of the World

Picture Source Growing up, I felt like I was caught in no-man’s land being half Palestinian (“Pal-a-what?” my classmates would say)…