2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … More 2015 in review


What do you do when you leave before dawn, travel an hour to a small church in a small town and you are greeted by women in the red dirt road waving flags? What do you do when you are surrounded by the piercing, celebratory “ay yi yi yi” of a dozen Ugandan women as … More Undone


I had a taste of what “grandmotherhood” might be like when I was in Africa last month. It inspired me to write this little poem. … More Velvet