Walls

There are days when Sunshine speaks and suddenly it looms large in front of me. With a word and a dip of the head, I see it. The wall. It is built to protect, to create safety, to keep out pain. I see it and I want to soothe. I am safe, my dear. I…

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Connections in a Digital Age

Lately, I have been ruminating on the idea of connection in a digital world. I live and love via technology in so many ways: teaching online, skyping overseas, messaging across hundreds and thousands of miles, even forming new relationships through a screen. Mediated life can be a fascinating thing. We reveal ourselves through technology in…

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On Sorrow and Hope

The skies are grey and blustery. The slush splashes up on my pantlegs as I walk. My steps betray the weariness of my heart. The day reflects the dreariness of how the world feels to me today. Today, a friend lost her father. Today, an orphaned child weeps into the phone because he is separated…

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