Props For My Mom

This week my mom has turned 60 and next week she retires from work. It’s a big year for this gal, and we’re having a party to celebrate.  After all, she’s a pretty fabulous woman. My mom went back to school when I was pretty young, and one of my earliest memories with with her … More Props For My Mom

East Meets West

We are sitting on the rooftop of a high end downtown Toronto condo building with wine and cheese in hand as the bride to be, being decorated fingertip to toe in henna, looks at me and says ‘I never dreamed it would happen like this’ and laughs. Fourteen years of memories rushed through my mind, paving … More East Meets West

Marriage is a Big Deal Celebration in the Ancient Land

When Nubian men and women court, they must keep it secret from everyone. To proceed otherwise, would damage the reputation of the woman (used goods, if you will). While, the 21st century feminist in me wants to be repulsed by this idea, I am enamoured by the chivalry contained within the sentiment. If/when the couple … More Marriage is a Big Deal Celebration in the Ancient Land