CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE

I recently read Tomi Adeyemi’s novel, Children of Blood and Bone. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/04/children-of-blood-and-bone-tomi-adeyemi/554060/ I welcome stories that stretch my habitual paradigms. In her novel, skin color is at play – the...

TELLING STORIES

I have been telling stories my whole life. I am humbled to admit I told lots of stories to my family and friends growing up in order to hide truths I did not want to confess to. But I also loved making up stories. I remember one time none of my siblings wanted to play...

LOVING KINDNESS

As of late I’ve felt inundated with challenges and pressure-filled info and circumstances. I called some friends and one reminded me of lovingkindness – which I initially learned of through Jack Kornfield. https://jackkornfield.com/meditation-lovingkindness/ May I be...

ARETHA FRANKLIN

It took me a while but in my late teens, early twenties I became aware of Aretha Franklin’s magnitude. A voice that rocked like an earthquake in her up tempo commanding demanding tunes and curled in on you like Persian cat on her ballads. I witnessed Aretha Franklin...

NO THIN BLUE LINE

I cringed when I saw another ‘thin blue line’ United States of America flag flying on the back of a pick up truck yesterday. They miss the point. It’s not about police being upheld and respected. As a nation, they are. It is about righting a wrong to a group of us...