I would be telling a lie to say there is nothing to be thankful for in 2020. Have there been challenges during 2020? Well of course there have been numerous challenges; a medical pandemic heightened those challenges. Many plans were postponed or cancelled this year. Plans like seeing one of my best friends get married […]Read More Thankful Even in 2020
This Juneteenth I am reflecting on if I’m living up to the hopes and dreams of my enslaved ancestors.
“I am the hope and dreams of the slave.” ~ from Still I Rise by Maya AngelouRead More Juneteenth Thoughts
This is not a post about the 90’s show with the nerdy kid named Steve. This is a post talking about family and specifically those who are no longer living. My parents are both deceased and I think about them often. However, I recently was thinking about an aunt named Dorothy. She was actually my […]Read More Family Matters
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 […]Read More Birthday Month Reflections
I am the daughter of a mother who was raised in a cozy middle-class household; and a father who was raised in a blue-collar multi-generation family. Both of my parents were active within the church and that is where they met. Even with their hard work, we lived in a low-income neighborhood but they taught […]Read More Why Black History Month is Still Needed
“Ecos” an exhibit in the Community Gallery of the Columbia Museum of Art reminded me that we all want to be happy. Happiness means different things to different people but having our basic human needs met is the most important thing.Read More We All Want One Thing
Whatever the issue may be as to why you are at odds with your mother, I say work toward healing.Read More To The Daughter Who Hates Her Mother
Growing up some of my best memories involve summer holidays in my mother’s hometown. She was raised in a small town in the low-country of South Carolina. There were stretches of farm land filled with crops. Rows of soybeans, peanuts, strawberries, and corn grew along two-lane highways. I spent my formative years with my grandparents […]Read More Faith, Hope, Love & Family
Close your eyes and think back to when you were 8 years old. Yes I know, it takes me a minute to remember too! Now tell me what was one of your favorite memories? Mine is going to Baskin-Robbins with my parents.Read More Baskin-Robbins, Chocolate Chip & Me
Today is the first day of Kwanzaa. “Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community, and culture.”(1) Kwanzaa is not a religious tradition. Kwanza begins on December 26th and ends on January 1st. “It was created in 1966 by Dr. Mualana Karenga, professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach.”(2)Read More What is Kwanzaa?