#RefugeesWelcome

openclipart.com Where do I even begin with this? I’m only a little ashamed that I was  finally spurred into action when I saw that haunting photo of Alan Kurdi. I can’t look at it or think about it without welling up. What really hit home about that photograph is that the little boy, who looks …

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{Review}: Lust and Wonder

Augusten Burroughs has an enviable knack for introspection and self-awareness. He has also has a writing voice that made me wonder at first if I were reading fiction or a memoir–at some points, I actually was not 100% confident Lust & Wonder was a memoir! Burroughs manages to make himself a sympathetic character, though I …

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{Review}: The Best Place on Earth

Have you ever been to Israel? I went when I was 15, and even in my self-absorbed, navel-gazing teenage state, I knew that Israel was the most beautiful place I’d ever seen. It was the first foreign country I’d ever travelled to (Canada notwithstanding) and I’ve been to many others since then. Still the most …

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Homecoming, Soon.

I feel like this coming week and last week are harder than the six months behind us. Henry’s homecoming is so close and yet, so far!  I kind of feel like I should have some profound things to say about being on my own for six months with three kids but I got nothing.  These …

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Escape from Here.

Books have always been my escape. As a hearing impaired child, and now as a hearing impaired adults, books are the one place where I’m never out of the loop. Everyday conversation is tiring because I expend so much energy just listening and processing everything I’m hearing, and making up for what I can’t hear. …

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