Roy

Roy

  “But that God is not among you. He’s outside, in the empty night, in the darkness, in the snow that falls inside the hearts of outcasts.” -Ka of “Snow” by Orhan Pamuk In the freezing wind I saw a city trashcan with its top hanging off to the side.  As I passed it, a...
Getting to Know the Expectant Aaron

Getting to Know the Expectant Aaron

  Damulira Aaron.  My name is a combination, one from my birth father and one from folks in Jjokelera, Uganda. Damulira. That name included me into another family, into a very different culture, where some very loving friends welcomed us with rare abandon.  I pray...
Nyctophobia

Nyctophobia

Standing still will not get me anywhere. Reluctant to make decisions, work on projects, or even keeping in touch with people, I feel these as symptoms of fear. I’m not afraid of movement itself, or success, or even what people may think of my progress in life. Rather,...
Turbulence

Turbulence

The last month was turbulent. A summary: new amazing friend from Lebanon, new girlfriend, car accident, insurance dispute, lost car title, car totaled, best friend married in Annapolis, MD, being a best man, being bit by the dog who lives upstairs, and tomorrow I move...
I Am So Selfish. A Confession.

I Am So Selfish. A Confession.

Joseph and I ran into eachother again. Joseph is an African-American, tall, lanky, and very energetic for his fifties. I helped him with food a few months ago outside of church. This time he was peddling for change in Westport, a district known for bars and nightlife....