Moments


I am always surprised when I’m acknowledged by name at certain establishments. Today this occurred at the Columbia Museum of Art. I first became a member in 1998 and since then have seen staff come and go. And one of the staff near and dear to all, died a few years ago. I am a […]

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Birthday Month Reflections


Hello world. I have not forgotten about my beloved blog. I have been using my voice in a different manner. However, I decided July was the time to share some thoughts. I’m visiting the Columbia Museum of Art and it always inspires me to write. I may write poetry or prose or just a general […]

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Congrats Mayor-Elect Lightfoot


Chicago has elected the first African American female as Mayor. In addition, she is openly gay. On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in an historic run-off election, Lori Lightfoot won over 70% of the votes beating Toni Preckwinkle. Preckwinkle is also an African American female. I’m a native Chicagoan who was born and raised in North […]

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My Christmas Break


Have you ever written something and then thought, nope not going to publish it?  Well I did originally think the below should be kept as a diary entry, but I have decided to share it.  It is a little about me and a little about the Columbia Museum of Art, particularly my friend and museum […]

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More On Becoming


I’ve wrestled with what to write next. My last post highlighted former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book titled Becoming. I wrote briefly about some basic parallels in our lives. Having now read more of the book and learning about Mrs. Obama’s path to becoming a phenomenal First Lady, I wanted to discuss more about her […]

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Born Too Brown


Until you get stopped in your car on your way home, at the whim of a frightened, over zealous “awful sir” with the power of death in his trigger finger, you may not understand our plight.

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Shoes!


Shoes! Shoes! Shoes! I ask is there anything better than that perfect pair of new shoes? Okay maybe there is but I love a good pair of shoes.

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