New Stories in The Washington Post
Decluttering expert Marie Kondo says that if an object doesn’t bring you joy, you should get rid of it. But what if an object brings you pain? And what if pain is the reason you keep it? That was the subject of a piece I wrote in September for The Washington Post health section on why we cling to objects that belonged to loved ones — in my case, the golf shoes my father wore when he died.
In November, The Washington Post Magazine published my story about my return to the Calvary Zion Children’s Home in Kenya, where I had volunteered ten years earlier. The piece examined orphanages and the complexities of voluntourism, and told the tale of how God told Jane to create the home. The story was also published in the New Zealand Herald.