When does a person take up guardianship for her planet?My father began my instruction in my early childhood. Forestry, flora identification, etc. all came under his and my mother's tutelage. My brother and I were expected to understand the world around us and our place in it as guardians of its future. He never used those words, but the position was always clearly defined....more
I have given birth three times: twice of my body and once of my heart. It's a complicated thing-- telling a story that's not your own. Knowing where to draw the boundaries. Knowing what to share, which details to skip like smooth rocks on the water's surface.There's a space between where his story ends and mine begins. I'm looking for that place today, that intersection between two unrelated hearts....more
I don't really know where to start to describe the events of the past four days. The outrage I feel right now is palpable and has taken over every thought in my tired brain. I feel as though I'm living in a really bad Lifetime movie. ...more
Two years ago, Samar Badawi, then 30, signed a petition to allow women to drive here in Saudi. Six months ago that petition was used in court by her father to prove Samar, a divorced mother of one son, was “deviant”, and disobedient, and to justify charges against her of ”filial ingratitude. ...more
Ok, from the get go, I want to apologize in advance for my lack of writing skills. I am not a writer, nor do I play one on TV. My blog is simply an ongoing journal about the trials and tribulations of raising 3 teens with special needs.