Our Last-Last Year: What 2020-2021 Looks Like

(My subtitle might be “if the Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise…)   In any case, here I am, back again.   I took the requisite time from writing in order to just…be, and to try and make sense of our non-sensical world.  Whatever I wrote during this time would sound shallow, or would […]

Choosing to Find the Good

I can remember our daughter starting her spring break (I should say “our” spring break given that I needed it as much as she did), when the community college announced they would take an extra week as a precautionary move against the spread of the virus. If memory serves, the word “pandemic” had yet to […]

Six Ways Homeschoolers Can Best Help During The Coronavirus Outbreak

And just like that, words like “corona” and phrases like “social distancing” became a part of our everyday lexicon. There is enough information–and even more misinformation–bandying about such that I will not try to re-educate anyone on what has happened in our country in a matter of weeks. But I must say, when school districts […]

Mom, It’s What You Do, Not Who You Are

February, an already short month, quickly became a blur as I took time to invest in myself–a rare, but necessary endeavor. After all, as much as I enjoy the feel of my superhero cape flying in the breeze, every now and then life shows me that I cannot juggle all the balls and juggle them […]

Black History Needs More Than a Month

We attend a predominately African-American church in the city–a large church located in the middle of the “hood,” a church with an eye for social justice and community uplift. Celebrating the contributions of people who look like us is a regular, integral portion of our time together. Yet as I grow older, I realize how […]

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