When Do Bad Things Happen? Think Again

Pondering the mysteries of the universe, unmolested by anyone. Image from Erica Laue. In the days leading up to my incredible Turkish fitness excursion, I was (understandably) peppered with all…

Hijab or Not

Hijab is more than a veil; it’s a practice. Image from alitchick.blogspot.com. When I was living in Montreal, I had the supreme privilege of learning about hijab – the Muslim practices…

Up On the Table

“Try angling it down,” the dark-haired woman suggested to her student. The student maneuvered a bit, then said, “Is that it?” Both women peered in close, their heads nearly touching…

Finding home: Here and now, and…then?

Consult the self-improvement powers that be, and you’re likely to hear one of two things: 1)   Embrace the present 2)   Envision the future What you won’t hear, what is to…

Discovering the Beauty of Dependence

I had a revelation yesterday.  Well, actually it began last Friday.  Well, actually I’ve been piecing things together for the past several months, but didn’t begin to articulate it until…