Santa clarita — Don’t let the alcohol fool you — it wasn’t a super happy moment. Well, actually, maybe it was. The overall mood was heavy; Auntie A had collapsed a few days prior and was now in the ICU, and in a coma.1 I got a message from my cousin with the news, and sent it to my mom right away. Less than 12 hours later, she texts me: “We’re flying in.” (You know it’s a big deal when they decide in less tha...
Cape town — It’s not that I didn’t always have a strong connection with my eldest daughter. It’s just that recently, as she’s running headlong into her fifth year of life, we’ve started to connect in ways I didn’...
Portree — The natural beauty of the Isle of Skye, Scotland, is said to have inspired J.R.R. Tolkein as he wrote Lord of the Rings*. It’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. Other natural wonders I’ve seen...
I was here.
My mother, your grandmother, said, my father held you, longer than he held my brother & I put together...You just stared at each other for about 30min
Day 89 #100happydays: Fast cars
Keep the red flag flying
Day 40 #100happydays: Moving
Day 27 #100happydays: Camouflage
The Permanence of Impermanence
Day 6 #100happydays: Full of joy
To: My Grandmother
Toddler tantrums, stressed husband,Crying babies, and a freaked out momma
Trying to Have People to Understand What You Go Through.
The Kids They Parented on Weekends
Anxieties and Insecurities
Morality and Misunderstanding
The Special Moment That Made Me Truely Smile This Week.
Christmas comes come hell or high water. That's the reason it's my favourite time of year.
A letter of apology to my younger brothers.
Sometimes world history hits too close to home. Literally. I was so close to never being born.
A Candle for Your Thoughts
Dates that define me
To discover my roots I went up.
My family goes on vacation to Las Vegas
welcoming spring under the orchard trees
This is a change she will hardly forget. An escape of the occlusion she lived in for years.
The Niceties in Context.
An unexpected end of the year.
I will miss you so much.
46-years ago today.
Chasing away the cold of winter
Letters to Mom: "Dad's outfits were really bad."
Happy birth day!
Whenever I am in Leeds Art Gallery I say hello to my Grandfather, George Dearden. He is the third soldier from the left.
Our London Bridge
The most beautiful place in the world