Prayer for the Yemenis

Aisha al-Juaidi is my imaginary friend who has suffered in life, and whom I want to save physically and spiritually. This young Yemeni girl is the antagonist in my newest suspense novel, The Terrorist’s Redemption. When I picture her face, I see the face of one of my fifth-grade students at the School of Tomorrow in Addis Ababa, a Yemeni girl taken out of class five years ago and disappearing, most likely home to civil war torn Yemen.

The Hyena Man

David Tesfaye turned his head and flashed a quick glance down the road. Three boys followed him through the Addis Ababa neighborhood where he’d grown up. He stopped and put his hands on his hips, tightening his lips, and squinting in an attempt to look mean…

A Lucky Seven New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

New Year’s Resolutions can be deeply personal—they are promises you make to become a better, healthier, and wiser person. As for most goals, they should be specific and measurable and have a time limit. But there should also be some accountability to others. Therefore, this blog is a way to share and let others know my resolutions so I am held accountable. Here’s my “lucky seven” resolutions for 2020.
NUMBER ONE: Teach better, serve better ….