One of my oldest friends has a service job, work truck, hard hat, uniform, the whole bit. He often has to visit people at their home to do prep work before they start major projects that require digging and potentially hitting power, gas, and cable lines. He’s told me stories about white women watching him … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between White Liberal Rhetoric and True Advocacy?
So, my mom turned 80 this week. Huge milestone, and it’s sad we couldn’t have a party or some kind of get together, but the way the ‘rona is set up, one must be cautious lest your celebration lead, quite literally, to your demise. It’s funny though. My old lady can be extremely charming. But … Continue reading People Are Avoiding the ‘Rona In More Ways Than One
So, the past week has been interesting. I say interesting because everything that’s been happening should have already happened on or immediately after February 23, 2020. That’s the day Ahmaud Arbery was murdered while taking a jog in Georgia. But it was only this week that his murderers, father and son Gabriel and Travis McMichael, … Continue reading Ahmaud Arbery and the Legacy of Inaction, Injustice and Tragedy Porn for Black People
So, I saw an article on Fast Company today, “5 reasons we need emotionally intelligent leaders in times of crisis.” Are you nodding? Yeah. Me too. Day to day people are struggling. I mean, they’re really struggling. At last count, some 26 million Americans applied for unemployment in the month or so. It’s bananas. Almost completely out … Continue reading Sarcasm, Bleach and Sunlight: I Think I’ll Just Sleep Until Times Get Better
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
So, the coronavirus is a thing. Or, should I call it COVID-19? I’m not being flip. I’m certainly not laughing or even smiling as I write this, but I think it’s important not to get too heavy, you know? To maintain a sense of perspective. I did think about writing on something else this week. … Continue reading Pandemics and Perspective, Now We Have Both
My friend Adri always says when you find yourself in a potentially dodgy situation, and you have doubts about another person, always assume good intent. Meaning, when you wonder, “Hmmm. Is this person trying to play me dirty?” Don’t jump to the negative. Instead, give them the benefit of the doubt. It’s a perfect lesson … Continue reading Don’t Mess with The Honey Pot
We can all take something great from the following slice of Black Girl Magic. So, instead of trying to reason out the whys and wherefors to some foolishness that transpired in the media this week, I’m going to leave you with something inspiring, beautiful and encouraging – at least it was that for me. UCLA … Continue reading When Black Girl Magic Goes Viral
Believe it or not, I usually go with a less is more approach when it comes to how much to share online. It may seem like I let it all hang out in my blog and in other places, but I usually only speak when I have something to say. I censor myself, a lot. … Continue reading Ben Affleck, Can You Please Stop Talking about Jennifer Garner?