I’ve met a lot of incredible mothers. I’ve talked to Himalayan village women who have told me harrowing birthing stories. … Continue reading My Extraordinary Mother
Every year, the month of April brings one of the year’s greatest annoyances. Let me explain… I was born in … Continue reading What do the US and Eritrea have in Common?
In Canada, we’re taught “stranger danger” from a very young age. It’s deeply ingrained in our consciousness that talking to … Continue reading Talking to Strangers
The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it. – … Continue reading Arts and Crafts
I was not sure what to expect when I started reading Phil Halton’s This Shall Be a House of Peace, a … Continue reading This Shall Be a House of Peace: A book review
It was January 1994. The relative peace in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif was shattered as fighting broke out. General … Continue reading Of Dostum and Ducks
When I was a child, I remember being so uncomfortable in Afghan houses whenever we were invited for a meal. … Continue reading Daraz Bekashin! (!دراز بکشین)