I left the house today. I went out for roughly 20 minutes to help my mom at her other house. On the way home I saw this girl walking on the street. She was wearing a long flowing black skirt, combat boots and a mask, and I thought, damn. She looks like an extra from … Continue reading After It’s All Said and Done
I think it was Reuben, played by Elliott Gould, in the movie Oceans Twelve who said, “Didn’t you see the signs? I saw the signs.” He wasn’t talking about forecasting the future via crystal balls or tea leaves. He was saying, because of the nature of things, common sense suggests, X, Y and Z could be coming, … Continue reading Trump, Tea Leaves and Tragedy: What Makes a Good Leader?
I don’t know about you, but I have been suffering from anxiety messing with this coronavirus. It’s not staying in the house that’s doing it, at least, not entirely. I’m always in the house anyway – I work from home. But being advised/required/forced to stay here is messing with my brain. Suddenly I have this … Continue reading First World Problems, aka Being Petty in the Midst of a Pandemic, and a Boring but Worthy List to Combat the Angst
I like to poke fun at my mom when she’s upset about something and says, “I just don’t understand…” I usually laugh and interrupt with, “Yes, you do.” At 79 years of age, as well traveled and hard working as my mom is, there isn’t much she hasn’t seen or experienced, and too much of … Continue reading Sadly, There Are Predators Everywhere
The end of the year is prime time for reflection. People make resolutions, vowing to start new habits to enrich or improve – or both – their lives, and I’m no different. Except, I’ve already started. I have two big goals not just for 2020, but for the rest of my life, and they’re related: … Continue reading Is Shut Up a Bad Word(s)?
If I was a white woman, I think I would be considered quite normal. Maybe even boring? But because I’m a black woman, I’m abnormal. Or should I say, special. We’ll go with that. It sounds nicer. Maybe you know what I mean. If you’re a black woman who’s reasonably educated, works either in a … Continue reading Another Episode in the Life of a Black Female Unicorn
You guys may not know this, but I’m writing a book. I’ve written quite a few of them – romance novels that I sell in the Amazon Kindle store under a pen name – but this is my very first book under my name. It’s kind of a big deal for me. The subject matter … Continue reading Friends Are the Family We Make for Ourselves
So, I didn’t blog last week. The world ended. I’m kidding. It didn’t. I was in Seoul, South Korea on a long overdue, hard won, extremely different vacation, and I legit needed time to process. It was a trip. I walked around a 1,200 year-old Buddhist temple, sipped tea at a traditional Korean teahouse, ate … Continue reading My Solo Adventure in Seoul, South Korea: Tea, Temples, and Being Other
This week’s blog is going to be a departure. I won’t be clowning some hapless nitwit who’s put their foot wrong on a global stage. I won’t be turning some insensitivity or low key cruelty perpetuated against a minority group into a teachable moment. No, this week, I want to talk about something I’ve never … Continue reading When Your Health Fails, It Really Makes You Think