am I home, truly?

I moved back home recently. What does home mean, really? In my four decades of life, I've lived many of my formative early teen and young adult years, as well as a hefty chunk of adult life away from the place I was born. I had Butterball in a whole other country. Up until now, … Continue reading am I home, truly?

conversations with a 3-year-old #337

Me (overwhelmed with love for Butterball who is flush with fever but a complete trooper): You are my sweet little baby, you know that? Butterball (gasps and laughs): I'm not a baby! Me: Silly me. I meant sweet little girl. Butterball (shaking her head at her silly Mommy): But I'm not little. Me: You know … Continue reading conversations with a 3-year-old #337

parental leave for the win

For me, this breathtaking clip of a gelada monkey mother and her baby after birth says it all. If we want to fix this broken world and teach children to do the same, we can well start by showing them that the things that matter in life deserve the investment of our time and attention. … Continue reading parental leave for the win

if i left you behind

What would become of you If my stay is brief Would you remember me If I left you behind   What would become of you If I lose my breath Would you care about me If I left you behind   If the world turns cold Civilization lost What would become of you If I … Continue reading if i left you behind