Friendship As Liberation

“We cannot say that in the process of revolution someone liberates someone else, nor yet that someone liberates him or herself, but rather that people in communion liberate each other.” –Paulo Freire, Communion as Liberation (via Inward/Outward) We were sitting around the dinner table in Bujumbura. At the Marquee, an outdoor restaurant which reminds of a treehouse, with […]

I am a Writer: Making My Statement to a Windy Hallway and a Cold Dismissal

Yesterday, I joined Jeff Goins’ 15-Day Writing Challenge: Mastering the Habits of Great Writers. Today’s challenge is on The Declaration Every Great Writer Makes. I don’t struggle with calling myself a writer. I took the leap into this identity as writer–standing in that simple, yet audacious statement–in 1999. Even though I thought this was my […]

On Cruising Along & Leaping off Cliffs

Why I believe in jumping when it matters I still remember the three-minute phone call. Scott was in the middle of lunch rush at The Flying Beaver when I caught the tweet. Randy Elrod retweeted Michael Hyatt‘s offer to give the first 12 people who sign up for the Re:Create cruise an opportunity to pitch […]

Gloriously Big Little Moments of 2010

I am a moment kinda girl. I tend to take notice when there’s Beauty. I’m okay with tears and deep sadness. I’m also okay with full on ecstasy. Not the kind in a pill, but the kind that reminds you that you’re fully alive. The stretch-out-your-arms-around-the-world-moments. The mystical God stuff. And the very real skin-on-skin […]

The Year of I am.

Today I am remembering some of the Big Moments of this year. Like the day I stepped off the plane in Nairobi as if right into the skin I’ve always had and realized: 1. I am African. I came home to myself in Kenya this year. I was both welcomed and sent off with words […]