Weaponry and Livingry

Written by Tayria Ward on January 25, 2012

I listened to tonight’s State of the Union address while driving in my car. Though I stay away from politics in my blog posts for the most part, I do want to mention something that I heard in this speech which heartened me very much.

Describing Kibera, the largest slum in

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Africa Journal #3, Immersion

Written by Tayria Ward on January 4, 2012


We are a group of just 10, and have spent our 2nd day today working at Fafu, a school in Kibera begun by a Kenyan man named Simeon, a man of clear heart and vision who came to Kibera to help its children to Face the Future; Fafu

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Now Go and Do Heartwork

Written by Tayria Ward on December 27, 2011

Work of the eyes is done, now
go and do heart work
on all the images imprisoned within you; for you
overpowered them: but even now you don’t know them.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

The morning after Christmas I awakened with the words in this title. The holiday with my daughters and their significant others had

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Africa: A Promise

Written by Tayria Ward on November 18, 2011


In June of 2010 I was brought by Cross Cultural Thresholds on a trip to Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, outside of Nairobi  in Kenya. They organized a large group from our country to help build a dormitory for an orphanage in Kibera. The building we put

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