Four years ago when I began my blog I simply needed a fun way to practice writing skills and share my passion for photography. It was some of the best creative fun I found and I sincerely became an artist with a platform to blossom to full fragrance. I wrote about every topic that was … Continue reading This is what I REALLY think.
How was your trip? I’m pensive as I sort out a fulfilling answer to that question. Craig says I need the elevator speech. That means whatever I hope to communicate should fit into an elevator ride. (in a normal building not a NYC sky scraper) This recent trip was so full of adventure and … Continue reading Experiencing community, connection and belonging in Uganda
Hi…sorry to scare most of you as I seemed to drop off the earth this week. So many have checked in to see if I’m alive that I felt a little guilty and needed to reassure you that we’re home. I spent two days with Jack and Kira in Amsterdam giving him a living museum … Continue reading Home safe and sound
Mornings in Uganda are fresh. The air is crisp, the birds sing tropical songs I cannot recognize, and the sounds of people working carry have rhythm. The rooster crows early but I think everyone ignores him. Some lonely dog in the distance howls in response to the cock. First thing I do is open the … Continue reading The simple joy of a written letter
We have traveled fourteen thousand kilometers to work here in Uganda. Why would I do that? Why would I do it every three months? Especially after the novelty of experiencing Africa has worn away it would be natural for me to find my attention drifting to new unchartered places. I think back when I was … Continue reading An Uncommon Love
We take our children to church every Sunday. Phiona says it is always a hectic morning getting everyone ready and in the van on time. Can you imagine getting 17 kids to church looking their best? They set out their clothes the night before There are four adults helping, but even so, that’s one big … Continue reading Culture and Community in Uganda
To continue our story of adventure with the jjajjas at the picnic last Saturday I’ll pick up where the children exited the small church. While they enjoyed their own services under the shade of a tree, we focused on our relationship with these grannies. I meet with these Aunties and jjajjas (grandmothers) each time … Continue reading Sharing a meal in a Ugandan village