Lessons in Lockdown

One often reads these days in the world-wide pandemic, posts and articles about what people have been learning during these days of lockdown and social distancing. I mean, if one has to be locked inside, only venturing out for essentials like groceries, pharmaceuticals (no, caffeine does not count in the Read more…

Stages of Social Isolation

Most of us have had our nice comfortable lives severely disrupted in the past couple months. Many retreat to the good ole’ days in their minds, just riding this current world-wide crisis out, waiting to return to ‘normal’ life, to business as usual. Others turn to conspiracy theories to explain Read more…

The Leper

Eyes wide with apprehension, she extends the tray of eggs gingerly towards me when I open the door, sliding them imperceptibly closer, while keeping her body as far as possible. I grasp the tray by the edge closest to me, careful not to touch her hands. As she starts to Read more…

In Memory of Mom

I’m late posting my blog entry because life events have overtaken me. Life’s like that sometimes. I’m taking a one-time break from my recounting of our early life and work in Kenya to write about something fresh and recent. It may help me process it. I received an email from Read more…