Promise in the Fireweed

Last week, we were heading west on a road trip through the mountains. Along the way were large tracks of land that had been devastated by forest fires. The many shades of green in the forest were in sharp contrast to the stark charcoal matchsticks that were once trees. We stopped at a few viewpoints […]

Message Along the Way

I had a long checklist going on in my head as I sped down the freeway.  Exiting onto the ramp, I was warned by the road sign about the curve I was preparing to negotiate.  If I didn’t obey the road sign and slow down my speed, I’d be out of control and have a […]

Scars of Gold

Sixteen years ago today, the eyes of the world watched in horror as catastrophic acts of terrorism brought down the twin towers of the World Trade Centre, struck the Pentagon, and crashed an airliner in rural Pennsylvania.  2, 977 lives were lost in this senseless savagery.

A look at pain

Do you remember pain once it’s over? I’m sitting in that question.  The pain of birthing my children, I recall, dissolved as soon after I was smitten in the crush of love.  The pain faded from memory, where it would never be an influencing factor in the hope of having another.