Martin Luther King message for the events at the Mall


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness;

 Only light can do that.

 Hate cannot drive out hate;

 Only love can do that.”


Martin Luther King, Jr.

How Green Was Our Valley


This was the view from our family house in Kenya for the three years we lived there. The Rift Valley eternally stretching into the distance and Lake Elementita shimmering in the background. When I saw it again many years later in 2006 I said  “That’s it, that’s the view.” But the words were only a tiny fraction of what I felt; something happened in my heart, a warmth, a great joy and contentment, like meeting a loved one that you thought you would never see again.