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Woof-Woof

“Mama, can you bring me Woof-Woof?” “Sure, let me go to the playroom and get her.” “But, I looked there already. She’s not there.” “Don’t...

Eating My Cake

As I stroked my six year-old’s head, her brow clammy from fever, I was still and present. I remembered something I’d heard a few days...

The Starfish

I just had my first mini Magnum. It was yummy. But I am sad. They are so small. It totally brought up my scarcity mindset. Then,...

The Right Man

When the right man walks into your life, it changes everything. It was a random day in the middle of a random month, the 18th to be...

The Elephant

As the heavy lemons kept falling out of the tree and thumping me on my head, I realized I needed a solution - and fast. I didn’t like the...

The Void

I am so sad. I am eating to run. The food is not working. I turn to the TV. I don’t normally have one. It numbs me. I like it. I feel I...

The Monk and The Pen

A Tibetan monk was asked, “what is the difference between detachment and non-attachment?” He took a pen held it with his fingers and then...

The Tiger Balm That Came To Tea

This morning, five minutes after putting Tiger Balm on my 10 year-old’s frozen shoulder, I rubbed my eyes. Yes, I had thoroughly washed...

Shhhh...

Once in a blue moon, or not even as often as that, I go out. I think it’s just for a change of scene, maybe to try some new food (by...

Seasons and Cycles

So after what seemed like an endless winter, spring has come. I worry whether a sprinkling of frost will stop the daffodils blooming but,...

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...

Scientists have discovered a revolutionary new treatment that makes you live longer. It enhances your memory, makes you more attractive....

The Winter of My Discontent?

In the seasons of my writing career, this appears to be the winter. I don’t feel like writing. Seeing patients? Yes. Hanging out with the...

Granola

When it’s not my hair (which, by the way, is super-duper, fantastically, asymmetrically amazing right now), I have been known to be found...

The Final Countdown

I write this sitting on stage, at a huge church auditorium in Kigali. We are 90 minutes before going live. As I sit here, I am not...

Drip Drip Drip

It’s 1am. My son has been up the past two nights, vomiting. Or nightmares. Or something. He’s is my bed right now. I’m in the bathroom,...

The Pearly Gates

As Alexander the Great was dying, he asked to be buried with his hands dangling outside his coffin. His wish was to show everyone, that...

The Conveyor Belt

I am someone who is always learning. Something here, something there, something that invariably finds its way into my lifestyle (and...

Japanese Wisdom

“The prime of your life doesn’t come twice.” Read that again. And then fully absorb. Now get on with truly living...

Lent - Part 2

So I fell off the biscuit wagon. But then I got back on. “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” Resilience. Or maybe resilience is not...

Lent

I was meant to give up biscuits for Lent this year. The plan was solid: I ate plenty of biscuits before, I told everyone I knew and I...