footing it

My car is broken.   Over the past few months, the car that I drive every day has been rebelling against me in a serious way. It started slowly, sometimes not cranking immediately, but then sometimes the engine would purr like a contented cat.   And now, sometimes the car …

gold

I have a pair of gold sandals. These sandals are the literal opposite of special. They are Target brand flat sandals with fraying threads at almost every seam. They are Target brand sandals that I bought at a thrift store – in 2009. Back then, I committed the cardinal sin …

growing season

There are supposedly three seasons in Zambia. Hot and dry, cool, and rainy season. I don’t really believe this. Cause I have also experienced burning season and hot and rainy season (which happens to include “all the spiders come out” season). We are currently on the tail end of planting …

burdens

There are not many options for mental healthcare in Zambia. I don’t mean this like I’d say “I wish my city had more resources for mental illness.” In Ndola, not many options really means no options. Nada. I haven’t even found one. But there are several men around town that …