Been gone Awhile

Sorry it has been so long since I posted anything. I love discussion, debate, social commentary etc, words are my friends. Life has been hard these past few years. I have Lupus, RA, Sjogrens and Fibromyalgia and have been working on taming the trifecta of autoimmune diseases that attack my immune system, with chemotherapy and clean eating. I have also had to deal with many family emergencies that include my mother  having had a stroke in 2013 shortly after I started weekly Methotrexate injections.

I am making this post in hopes that I will be able to follow it up with a weekly post on pertinent topics. May the blessings of the Creator be upon you and yours and may your light shine in the darkness.

In His Name Go Light your World


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Today, the Karagoz puppet troupe and I are so very honored to share an essay written by our e-friend, Deonna Kelli Sayed.  Deonna was kind enough to offer to write a guest post for me while my shoulder/writing capacity heals.  I am very moved by this act of kindness and sharing but even more moved by her incredibly thoughtful critical consideration of what it can mean to be a transcultural or cross-cultural child in the United States of America – and a bit about what it can be like to be the Mom of that child (or in her case, the Farsi Nanna).

I should mention that my M. (along with my internal puppet, Yehuda Rebbe, the wise man) was stopped in his tracks by her writing as I read it aloud to him last night – and immediately went to read more of her stuff.  She’s a powerful…

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