I don’t talk about IT much. “It” being the major crisis happening with our nonprofit work in Uganda. The first reason is I am silenced by the lawyer’s advice. Rightly. The other reason is we are in a long dark shadow of waiting. Meanwhile my heart is breaking, and I can share my personal feelings … Continue reading We’ve lost so much.
(I’m posting this, then I’m going to go searching for photos of Christmas past. I’ll add the photos while Kira naps…) I am slow to transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I overheard someone say she spends all of November decorating for Christmas so she’s finished by Thanksgiving. Does that mean she spends all of January … Continue reading I refuse to be a Scrooge.
When Donny walked out the door and drove away with his dad to return to college a pure sadness overcame me and my eyes burned. Can’t deny the hurt, nor can I figure out what exactly is causing such an acute pain. He’ll be home in three weeks to stay for almost a month. I … Continue reading Growing Pains
Somehow the day after Thanksgiving sounds like a fun day to get out of the house and do some shopping, but then my brains take over my need for fun and remind me that all the competitive shoppers in America are out, and in combat mode. I would feel like a toddler in the middle … Continue reading Lazy Day at Home…a good prescription
It is difficult to see that maybe the traditions of Thanksgiving are being squeezed out by the consumerism in America. Could it be that most of America is planning the shopping strategy that begins at midnight rather than helping to peel the potatoes and baste the turkey? Are people really sitting with their plates on … Continue reading The LaTorre account of Thanksgiving 2011
There was this sense of holding our breath while still taking in oxygen as we expected Donny to be deposited at our front door by his roommate. He’s had a long difficult semester, grueling hours in the library, head pounding cram sessions, and hours on the climbing wall expelling stress. “Mom, I’m so ready to … Continue reading Gobble gobble. (happy Thanksgiving)
Things in Uganda are creeping at a slow pace. They went weeks in Kampala with hardly any electrical power. It’s some political move on the electric company’s side to influence the government, and meanwhile all the people suffer. So during that phase I was mostly cut off from communication. It was horrible. Phiona has continued … Continue reading “Because I love you”