Luctor, non mergor! (I struggle, but am not overwhelmed!)

Luctor, non mergor! (I struggle, but am not overwhelmed!)

It is impossible to look at someone and see their struggle. You can never fathom what horrors they have survived nor comprehend the demons that they have wrestled in the past in order to come to this point in their journey. No matter what you see on the surface...
The Fine Line

The Fine Line

Why do you continue your pretense by ignoring me and blockading our interaction? Yet you lurk gleefully in the shadows assiduously observing my every move with alacrity. Cheering silently when you see me stumble, hovering around menacingly like a vulture, waiting for...
Adrift & Ablaze

Adrift & Ablaze

This week the rough patch I have been going through culminated in a new nadir. I finally reached the bottom of the rock in my life (or at least it feels that way). The only consolation I have is that the ground that I stand on seems firm again (rock solid literally)...

Book Review: Burger’s Daughter (Nadine Gordimer)

Burger’s Daughter is an authentic portrait of life during Apartheid South Africa, written from the perspective of the daughter of a White, Afrikaner freedom fighter, named Rosa Burger. Her heritage makes her an outcast in White society in South Africa, while her...
Struggle and Success: My Writing Journey

Struggle and Success: My Writing Journey

This week I am writing about something that has been on my mind for the past few months. Struggle and success. These two words are strange companions, that do not seem at first to go hand-in-hand. Yet, you can’t taste the sweet nectar of success without...

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