Walking With Intention Day 8 by Oliana Kim

Protected: Learning to walk with intention By Oliana Kim of Traces of the Soul I was contemplating on this essay about “intentions” this past week and a few stories were simmering in my mind. I learn best by doing and life experience. So, I was thinking of presenting two or three short stories to illustrate how …

Playing the Long Game

Fathers play the long game, teaching us how to see that being a man is more than a gift of self-righteous dignity.

When I See a Baby so Loved

When I see a baby so loved in the arms of its mother I reflect on the pain this mother will surely endure, for as soon as the road she paved for our freedom is ready, running, we never look back from the world and its lure. Off to dance in a world for which …

Born to the Brothels by Srividya Sheshadri

The rooms were tiny, the hallways and stair cases narrow. Men came in and out – not likely to be customers, we were told, because it was day time. They might have been pimps, or husbands. We saw children as well – running throughout- in their rooms. Apparently at night time, the narrow pathways become …