I've been trading emails with a young lady who reminds me a lot of myself--when I was her age as well as now. She asks me very profound questions about her relationship with God. I answer her based on my own experience. And then I found this video clip on my Facebook feed: Priscilla … Continue reading To My New Online Buddy
Trump initiates an order that sends children—babies—into concentration camps. The nation has the nerve to be divided on this issue. And Republican bigwigs actually use the Bible to condone this inhumanity. Trump has regular twitter rants and holds self-serving rallies where he routinely takes shots at whoever dares to disagree with him. The same people … Continue reading Reclaiming “Civility”
Mama's been faking it. I've been in a very bad space lately. Writing this post took nearly two months to accomplish. I have been wrestling with a lot: My mother's death in March. Handling her mismanaged affairs. Tried to go back to work in April. Too soon for several reasons. Got let go from said … Continue reading The Rabbit Hole
I am a native Philadelphian and all-the-way Black. On the heels of the latest racial unrest, I need to throw in my two cents. I am not a millennial; therefore, I can take Starbucks or leave it. I would miss the Passion Tea, but I could totally stay out of a place where employees decide … Continue reading “[Breathing] While Black”
Yesterday--a rainy, yucky Good Friday in Philly--I laid my mother's remains to rest. The interment was short and sweet, and intimate--just me, the funeral director, and the gravedigger. I've seen scenes like that in movies and soap operas, thinking that they were cliché and unrealistic. It used to make me think that people only get … Continue reading It. Is. Finished.