Mending This & That

Hypocrisy

“Iron sharpens iron.” What better place to learn this proverb than in marriage, where two warring individuals scrape up against each other countless times over the years, rusted metal against rusted metal? Over the last year, I had been feeling superior to my husband in the spiritual realm. He felt so empty, so lost, so … Continue reading

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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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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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