It was a resplendent August day in Northern California. Morning fog burned off to clear blue skies. Sunlight twinkled across the pool. The golden hills stood like proud elders, drawn in sharp outlines. It was like living inside a painting.
Since I was a kid I dreamt about bringing peace to people. I try not to choose easy or just reachable goals. It always has to be something almost-impossible-crazy and at the same time something you can spend your lifetime working on.
I call my friend Darnesha, desperately whispering my predicament over the kitchen phone.