Winding Down

Well here it is. My last day in Ghana. I blinked and it was over and at the same time I can’t get home soon enough.
The rest of my group left yesterday, which means last night and today I’ve been on my own. It’s a nice book-end, actually, beginning and ending this trip without travel [...]

The Accidental Ritual

Yesterday I made tomato soup from scratch. The fact that I made soup is unremarkable because I make soup all the time, and being that it is September and tomatoes are in full swing, me making tomato soup should be no big deal. But without even realizing it, yesterday it became ritual.
See, my grandmother died [...]

O’s First Summer

I’ll admit it, I’m ready for fall. I am not one to wish summer away at all. Quite the opposite. I live for it. But in a lot of ways this was the year without a summer and I’d just as soon see it go.
That sounds a bit harsher than I mean it to. [...]