Woman Typing


I mostly write essays in the creative nonfiction genre. These are sometimes longer than contemporary wisdom recommends. Still, they tell my immigrant story and recall pivotal moments in my life. I hope you enjoy the selection.



Except By Fasting and Prayer

Prayer is to faith like water to plants. It nourishes the roots—our souls. Prayer prevents the drying up of our faith. Fasting is the fertilizer for an extra boost. We nourish our faith through prayer and fasting.


My Ole Mis' Friend

I cannot imagine my world without my friend. And when I pick up the phone and dial her number as I inevitably will, I will cry. And I will remember our friendship--her love for me.

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