The Circle of Life: Infancy & Death

I’ve neglected my readers for far to long now.  I apologize for that and am ready to get back into the swing of things.  Since my last post– dad passed away.  And McKinley is now 18-months-old stringing words along– “bye-bye dada” and “uh-oh meme.” Life is full circle.  I’ve heard it a million times and…

First Publication!

My whole life I have wanted to be published. Finally the moment has come and I couldn’t be more excited. In fact, I’m extremely giddy.  I remember having a paper I wrote on female infibulation in the 10th grade being published, but it was a publication our school created… so I dunno- do you count…

Definition: Family

Family is powerful.  Powerful was the first word that came to mind, but the word power doesn’t come close to describing what a family truly embodies. When you type “definition: family“ into Google, “A group consisting of parents and children living together in a household,” shows up.  This is a crappy definition. Thefreedictionary.com defines family…

Pretty-Fall Day & The New Year!

It’s a pretty-fall day.  And when you say it out loud, it sounds like beautiful day, in a sort-of odd way.  Gosh, I love this time a year. Most people think of January 1st as the start of the New Year.  Yes, it’s the start of the new calendar year. I think about the year…