I don’t hate kids

Midway through the summer I shared a pic through¬†Twitter¬†of my niece with me holding her. What followed was a series of private messages from readers with the same theme. “I thought you hated kids!” Absolutely no where in my essays, blog posts and any published works have I ever written the words “I hate kids/children.” […]

Forgiveness Is Not a Requirement

Forgiving and Forgetting Religion has long been at the forefront of preaching the concept of broad-stroked forgiveness. Some of my youth was begrudgingly spent listening to sermons in church about the importance and “necessity” of forgiving. “We must forgive.” No matter who has wronged us and what they have done. Christianity constantly talks about how […]

The Last Conversation

It was usually happening on Sundays. The phone would ring, I would see the number and prepare to settle in for a slightly long conversation. It would be only slightly long if for some reason I might feel it was going on too long. “Hello! How are You?” Over the last few months of his […]