On Kindness

Kind words can be short and easy to speak... but their echoes are truly endless. - Mother Teresa I'm a bit of a sucker for a song that tugs at the heart strings, no matter how corny it is. And when I'm already feeling a bit emotional, this kind of song is enough to set off a fountain of tears. So when 'Fernando' began playing while I was in the Continue Reading

The First Cut

I'm talking about circumcision. More precisely, infant male circumcision. Also known as Male Genital Mutilation (MGM). Confronting and controversial waters, I know. I’ve been hesitant to speak or write about this topic for a long time. Always mindful of not wanting to offend anyone. Always trying to curb my passion for injustice for fear of Continue Reading

A Post about Nothing

I have a feeling that this is one of those Seinfeld posts... a post about nothing. No deep insights, no clever meanings, no heavy introspection. I'm going to spare myself (and you?.. whoever you are) of that kind of thing. I like the details. I think details should be celebrated. Today had some great details. Everyday ordinary Continue Reading

A Boy is Born

Yep, I've finally done it. I've written Baby J's birth story. I'd been putting it off. No time. No energy. Stupid excuses. Truth is, it brings up so many emotions. Difficult and terrifying emotions. It was almost like experiencing it all over again. It's taken days! But I also found it therapeutic. And discovered there was some healing and Continue Reading