Find your water.

I microwaved some turkey sausage crumbles this evening and they immediately began to spark, the same way a coffee mug with a gold or silver design sparks. Dinner wasn’t off to the best start. I wasn’t quite sure what was going on. It was…turkey. Frozen crumbles. Crumbles I’ve microwaved a thousand times before. As I […]

The Stillbird

A few days ago before work, I squeezed in a bit of early morning watering in the backyard. My eyes drifted upward and I saw a hummingbird sitting on the telephone line. It was rare to see such a thing, as there are a few that enjoy flitting around the potted orange jubilee, savoring the […]

The Xhosa Baby

I went to my thyroid appointment earlier today, and a mother and her daughter — maybe around a year and a half old — were also in the waiting room. The child was running around the space and wore shoes which were made to squeak every time she walked or kicked something. To make matters […]


As human beings, it seems like we’re always looking for proof. Proof that someone loves us, as if to say that their words aren’t enough. Proof that we’re good enough, as though someone telling me that I can do whatever I put my mind to goes in one ear and out the other. Proof that […]