Until We Are Old and Gray

Building bonds across an ocean feels crazy a lot of the time.  The spaces of silence fill up and I wonder if maybe the distance is too much to sustain a connection.  Perhaps we have grown apart, and the next time we meet it will feel like a high school reunion—politely awkward and frozen in…

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My Very Own Peter Pan

He doesn’t want to grow up. Not alone. Please not alone. That’s what he told me with longing in his quiet eyes. I met this darling Lost Boy in a McDonald’s of all places. I was traveling with New Horizons for Children, interviewing orphans who were hoping to be part of the Christmas hosting program,…

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