German-South African, via Australia, living in San Francisco explains no more than a peculiar accent. But growing up there they had a slur – soutpiel – for those straddling Africa and Europe. So now, besides confused, what do you call someone straddling four continents?
The gift of this work is being the outsider invited in. And if you’re lucky you emerge changed. You feel deeper, understand more, and play with greater gratitude in this fragile garden.
However far we’ve traveled, we’re still huddled frightened around the fire, trying to make sense of it all by sharing stories.
Come, sit, warm yourself. Tell me yours and I will tell you mine.
Boston Globe, New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Newsweek International, Marie Claire Australia, Spotlight Magazine, Oakland Magazine, Ode, and The Sun.
AARP, Izod, Velrhona Chocolate, American Friends Service Committee, St. George Spirits, Numi Tea, Graniterock, Bel Aire Displays, GDES Architects, International Development Exchange, Stuart Foundation, The California Center for College and Career, Queensland Yacht Charter, Point>Forward, OOIDA, and Oakland Aviation High School.