April 27, 2012
April 22, 2012
For our Aunt Norayne who brightened up our lives with her singing telephone calls, her affectionate interest in family, and her ability to live her life the way she wanted to and on her own terms.
April 17, 2012
Pleased to see my story, The Lawn Chair, out today in the online journal,
Imitation Fruit. You can read it here -- and I hope you enjoy it. Warning - the layout is a bit wonky. Left to right then left again - like a book page, only then it jumps down and does it again. Think of it as an added challenging edge to the story :)
April 16, 2012
April 15, 2012
April 8, 2012
Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!
- Charles Wesley
We are an Easter people. Happy Easter, everyone.
April 6, 2012
April 4, 2012
Lyn Lusi, a remarkable woman, the founder of HEAL Africa, has died. I became aware of her awhile ago thanks to an Oprah show. Her work with African women who had been made to be outcasts of society because of fistulas (most of the time due to rape)was brave and inspired and important - but her attitude about how one person can affect change was moving. With her husband she also set up a training hospital in Goma (he sounds pretty amazing as well). The Economist ran a full page obituary on her which you can access here through the HEAL Africa site. I also like the PBS site's piece on her where she is quoted a good deal - and the same feisty, passionate woman I remember from that show shines through. My heart goes out to her family and all the people she helped. The world lost a truly good one.