Cappuccino with Barzan: Friendship and Betrayal in Kurdistan

Around eleven o’clock every morning, Barzan would look through the door of my office and say “Come! Let’s have cappuccino!” I would look up at him and respond enthusiastically “Yes!” Five minutes later I would find myself seated at a chair by his desk, stirring a cup of instant cappuccino made in Turkey and readily … Continue reading Cappuccino with Barzan: Friendship and Betrayal in Kurdistan

A Slice of Life from Charlestown – Volume 1: A Map of New Beginnings

I’m sitting in the window seat of our little red house in Charlestown. I love that I have already discovered this sweet space for writing, thinking, staring off into space, and yes – even crying. My view to one side is of fall mums, birds of all kinds, and fat squirrels that shamelessly steal the … Continue reading A Slice of Life from Charlestown – Volume 1: A Map of New Beginnings