Journal

A Blues Memory

In New Orleans, I saw a reflection of myself in a stranger’s marbled tombstone. I turned away, but in every direction rows and rows of graves stood tall: bright reminders. I looked up and over the tombs and saw the building where my friend Harold lives, his windows facing a garden of stone and bones. … Continue reading

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Harmony Tea Bar

Fruitade

Always on the lookout for healthy, good-tasting drinks that I can make (or enhance), here’s a sample of what I toyed with today: Recipe: 8 ounces of ice-cold water (in a glass-glass) 1 pack of Crystal Light’s PURE (ALL NATURAL) grape-flavored drink mix (15 calories) 1 Lemon Two plump strawberries A couple of juicy red grapes … Continue reading

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Journal / Mending This & That / On Writing

Sad Girl?

Two bloggers in this community recently got me to thinking hard about the sadness and pain that weave their way through my written words. “Beautiful writing, you seem so sad; I hope your future brings all that’s satisfying,” the Wandering Quill wrote. And Marianne, of Writingforjoy.wordpress.com, reminded me that “joy usually has a more inviting … Continue reading

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Journal

Dogma

He laughs because the word God Spells dog backwards. Yet the joke  is on him, for God’s names are many. He is & has always been in everything. Every single D. Every single O. Every single G. So he can take his dogma That God doesn’t exist, Spin it on its head like a top, Listen to … Continue reading

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Journal

I Have Failed Them (Part 1)

Since Trayvon’s murder — literal and figurative– many of us have been examining our relationship to, and our perception and treatment of, black men & boys.As a black woman who has spent her life in relationship with black men & boys– as daughter, girlfriend, niece, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, cousin, sister, friend, wife, teacher, advisor, neighbor, coworker, … Continue reading

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