Orphanages · Travel

Swaddled in Silence

The story below happened many years ago in an Asian orphanage. At the time, I was single and lived alone. And when I say "alone" I mean "the days before social media" alone. I grew up in rural Mississippi where most of our neighbors lived miles away, but I had never known isolation like this… Continue reading Swaddled in Silence

Feb. 2019 Posts · Running · Travel

Run for the Hills

I ran, sprinted really, but slowed to a jog as fingers began pointing in my direction. “I won’t be gone long,” I thought, “Just a few hours.” I focused on the silent distant hills. They seemed a sanctuary after months of sprawling cities, chaotic movement, and pointing fingers. I was the only American and the… Continue reading Run for the Hills