I spent 775 days in Peace Corps The Gambia. But how do you truly measure that time when so many of the experiences can’t be explained? How do you count the moments of love, the lessons in resilience?
There’s something incredibly special about watching your loved ones accomplish their firsts. Their first time eating ice cream, swimming in the ocean, seeing an airplane….
Bees are perfectly predictable. They are most active in the heat of the day and quiet at night; they like flowering trees such as silk cottons, baobabs and cashews; the females do all the work; and a colony will do anything to protect its queen.
Yet, bees can be unpredictable too. And as unpredictably as our bees came, they left. A massive storm knocked our first hive to the ground, causing the colony to abscond a few days later. Over the next few months, we tended to two more colonies that would eventually leave for reasons we would never discover.
I wrote a “Proud to be an American” post that I had planned on publishing today. But, my words got away from me and I…
In honor of Mother’s Day, I interviewed my two mom’s on their perspectives of motherhood.
There’s nothing better than your first swim of the season! It’s heating up around here again, and that means cooling off in the river. –JDF