It’s August: the month where days leading up to my birthday later in the month are days of remembrance for all those dear to me, with the exception of my beloved Fred, transitioned out of this plane… in August. On August 9, many years ago, my mother Rosa passed, and three years ago, on August 8 it was Ruth’s turn. I ...Continue Reading →
As I was considering Josephine Baker adopting a dozen children of different races, ethnicities, and cultures to prove that people of diverse backgrounds can live in peace and harmony with each other, I remember a conversation I had with an East African friend a few years ago regarding the AIDS epidemic that orphaned so many children throughout sub-Saharan ...Continue Reading →
This has been quite an intense week that began with a book signing and was followed by a trip to Philly to attend a series of conferences.
My greatest joy upon returning was finding a review of Split at the Root on The Lost Daughters blog posted by Karen Pickell. Karen was also adopted and understood the conflicted experiences my book exposes. It is a real gift to see that my message is being accepted ...Continue Reading →
As a morning person, my best hours are early in the day when I observe dawn slowly creep over the sky to warm up the horizon. I love dawn and I love going for an early hike with M’penzi, my faithful basenji.
Today I found an email from a German childhood friend in Guatemala. Feels as if friendships forged early in life remain ...Continue Reading →