Family

My brother and his wife dancing to one of their songs. Game time. When your little sister is a chef and she decides to grace us with her amazing skills! It's only natural to take as many pictures as possible of her creativity and work. There is no place like home. I love my family. [...]

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Nostalgia

I have been itching to write for a couple weeks now, the urge always comes at the most inopportune time, lying on my bed about to fall asleep, sitting in a meeting that begs my full attention, walking on the ice road, teaching a class or reading a book that has got me hook line [...]

I am because you are.*

Well, I have been in Canada for a week now. Leaving was not easy, after all home is home right? There is much I took from my short visit but I think the best lesson for me was this: It doesn't matter what cultural back ground you come from, whether you classify yourself as coming [...]

Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel and mocha.

Deborah is 10 years old and from a young age she has been told over and over again that her dark skin is not desirable. At first she would cry every time she was told this but now she has grown a thick skin and merely tells whomever has tried to insult her, "so what [...]

Mist and mountains

I have been visiting home for 3 weeks and God willing will soon be returning back to Canada. It has been sooo good to be in the familiar, "to let my hair down." Two weeks ago I did a fly by visit to Capetown South Africa. Since most of you know how much I love [...]

The Yellow School Bus

( I want to put a disclaimer before you read the rest of this post, contrary to popular belief not all Africans live in abject poverty and ignorance. It gets really frustrating when I meet people in N.America who are shocked that I don't live in a mud hut and my house has running water [...]