I am under attack at work. My very livelihood is being threatened over petty nonsense. Perhaps this post will further their cause. Clutching at straws. But I will overcome. I will not be intimidated and I will not be silenced. A new day has dawned. I just received a healthy dose of perspective from an … Continue reading I went to the enemy’s camp
Everybody knows almost doesn't count. These are the words to a song I used to sing along to, mindlessly, in my youth. One of my personal heroes was blinded after contracting meningitis as a 16 month old. A Hafiz, he went on to become a South African struggle lawyer and later a Constitutional Court Justice. … Continue reading Right arm can do it!
Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI. "They are going to take photos of your brain!", I tell her, excitedly. I've been trying to prepare my 17 month old for a procedure, typically suited to adults, after her brain was starved of oxygen during a life and death battle with an anonymous pathogen. I draw her a picture … Continue reading Say cheeeeeeese!
So, it turns out that baby's brave battle with micro-organisms coincides perfectly with the temper tantrum stage of development. To add to her frustration, mom has this annoying habit of forcing her to use her right arm when lefty is perfectly capable of planting the sticky (stickers). Like AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!! in decibels that would cause tsunamis … Continue reading Meltdown
A full 360. 360 days in two weeks. 360 degrees Fahrenheit in the blast-furnace to steel nascent parents. 360 degrees in a circle where the two ends can never fully meet. We made it to hell and back (Tell Pope Frankly it really does exist). And if I could go back and do it all … Continue reading Overwhelmed