She Needs Five Cents

Honestly, it's hard not to see her. We're stopped at a gas station on one of the crowded avenues in San Francisco. I watch her as she digs bare-handed through the garbage can. I see her dirt filled fingernails pull out empty plastic water bottles. She shakes out the water, dirt, or whatever else is in them, and stashes … Continue reading She Needs Five Cents

Seeing in a Looking World

I know what it's like to wake up and feel exhausted. Even the smallest of frustrations can so easily snuff the joy right out of me these days. Joy so often hangs there in the balance, so fragile, vulnerable to the slightest shift of wind.  It's hard to juggle life and the raising of three kids -- period.  But then add to that the … Continue reading Seeing in a Looking World