When chickenpox hit this past summer, the long-anticipated adventure to the Midwest for my oldest son and me was cancelled last minute. We were incredibly sad not to be making our annual trip to visit my son’s best friend and for them to attend camp together while I would visit with and help the friend’s… Read More Chickenpox, Love Letters, and Prayer
One week ago a black man was talking on the phone in a Portland hotel lobby when police were called to escort him from the premises. NY Times reported on the story. As did many other news sources including Fox News. Jermaine Massey, a black man from Washington state, was a guest at the hotel.… Read More It’s Tough To Be Black
Fifteen years ago this month, I moved to Atlanta. By the time the first year had ended, I hated it. Deeply. I constantly dreamed of moving, talked about moving, and longed to move. For about 10 miserable years. Now I love living here. Not that I will not move. After our fall trip to the… Read More Hate Where You Live?
Less than a week ago my family of six enjoyed a fabulous trip to NYC to see all the sights. Statue of Liberty. 9/11 Museum. Central Park. Empire State Building. One stop I had planned during our intense and relatively short trip was the African Burial Ground National Monument in Manhattan. Ever since my life-altering… Read More Racism in NYC
Last I knew, flying from point A to point B was a legal activity. But, it sure didn’t appear legal on Sunday evening as my 12-year-old son and I flew out of the Minneapolis airport. I only fly about once a year, and I guess I was too busy during the security process in the… Read More When Did Flying Become a Crime?
What do you think of black men? I think we as whites (at least some of us) need to change our thinking. I know I did. Perhaps by revealing my wrong thinking, it will help you discover your own…and put our nation one step closer to racial reconciliation. According to African American men, Jemar and… Read More What do you think of black men?
I’ve liked Ryan since I was 14. After what felt like a forever wait, we finally married when I was 21. We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary in the spring. We’re very happily married…well, sometimes. Let me be clear, I love being married to Ryan. So, why does the grass look greener elsewhere sometimes? Because… Read More Happily Married…well, sometimes