“They throw caution to the winds, Giving…in reckless abandon. Their right-living, right-giving ways, never run out, never wear out.”* There are primarily two ways of administering our gifts to the world, as a matter of enthusiastic generosity or as a grudging obligation. Which defines your posture? Honestly, that's about all we can control. I often… Continue reading Giving to Live
This New America and Other Random Thoughts
When your child's school leaves a recorded voice message, offering counseling sessions and use of their Office of Human Relations and Equity to support meaningful conversations and concerns that you or your child may have, following a presidential election, you know that this is not normal. When the district superintendent follows up with yet another… Continue reading This New America and Other Random Thoughts
The Art of Tart
Tart - severe, sharp, biting, acrimonious. This year so far has been one for taking life's lemons and making some very pricey lemonade. Beyoncé and Jay-Z's alleged Betty-with-the-good-hair problem has given them millions of dollars; Gwen Stefani has made us like Blake Shelton again and my favorite yogurt, Liberté has gone organic. You know… Continue reading The Art of Tart
When Magic is All Too Real and in Your Face.
Magic happened in this year's BET awards and it wasn't in Beyoncé's surprise performance or the beautiful tributes to the late Prince and Mohammed Ali. Magic happened when the bold and unapologetic face of activism, with blazing light-eyes showed up in Jesse William's speech while accepting his Humanitarian Award. The Grey's Anatomy (ABC) actor who… Continue reading When Magic is All Too Real and in Your Face.
The Aftermath – What Remains?
The shaking is intended for certain heartbreak and our fainting. How do we deal with the aftermath? The consequences of a significant unpleasant event lingers like a bitter aftertaste. It is the rumble left behind when our foundations are jolted out of alignment by an unexpected earthquake. It is when embedded chains even invisible to… Continue reading The Aftermath – What Remains?