Finding Petronella

My sister Caitlin sleeps on the couch across from me, unwilling to leave my side in favor of a more comfortable bed.  I am curled into my favorite chair which has been reupholstered from...

  “The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.” – Maya Angelou April 4, 1928 – May 28,...

What happens when two tall, loud, curly, energetic women combine to change the world through music and dance? My dear friend Mira Manickam and I were sitting on my bed in...

Exactly one month from today, I land in Helsinki to begin my adventure! I cannot believe that the one month mark has arrived so soon.  It feels like I have been...

Tickets to Finland are booked! Scandinavian Airlines: 16-Jun-14 (Mon) 06:55p depart Newark (EWR) flight change in Oslo 17-Jun-14 (Tue) 06:15pm arrive Helsinki, Finland (HEL) 13-Oct-14 (Mon) 01:55pm depart Helsinki, Finland (HEL)...

Camp is set, our climbing gear is ready, and we hear the roar of a bus engine.  Forty-six 6th grade girls pour down the stairs, giggling, screaming, laughing.  Apples roll from lunch...

Sometimes, you just need to spread some JOY. If you are in or around the San Francisco area on Thursday, April 24th, come dance in the street with me! (if you...

Excerpt from our first visit in April 2013: “Petronella acknowledges my presence with the slightest of nods.  She sits on a throne of pillows, eating applesauce out of a porcelain teacup. ...

The future work of a woman will be wide, and her task important. What centuries, millenia, have broken and neglected, that all will be corrected and mended by her. – Minna...

I think this is a good reminder on the first day of spring.  Won’t you take a moment to celebrate life with me today? In the words of Kid President: “You,...