Celebrations of Love

There was a time that I seriously considered using my love of the written word for a career in journalism. So when I was offered my first opportunity to be a paid journalist and the subject was “celebrations of love”, I jumped at it despite my inherent reservations at being outed as an extreme quixotic. … More Celebrations of Love

A Legacy of Peace

I had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela in person once, but before I write about the experience I want to tell you why that was important to me. I vividly remember the first time I heard the word apartheid. It was my sophomore year of high school and I was in my global social … More A Legacy of Peace

Why Write Now?

I recently debated with a friend the benefit of saving words I’d put on paper but couldn’t use for the writing project I was working on.  A very talented author in her own right, she urged me not to throw anything I’d written away.  My friend made the convincing argument that nothing written was wasted.  … More Why Write Now?