This week has been a strange mixture of happiness, contentment, and hope, as well as one filled with fear, sadness, shock. I am still processing. A few days ago, I experienced the joy of receiving two care packages for our family; one was filled with homemade food (vegetarian soup, sourdough bread, and chocolate chip cookies),… Continue reading If “America is Family,” What Does That Mean for Me?
It wasn't exactly a conscious decision to disengage from Facebook. There was a slow build up of disatisfaction as 2020 progressed. I became more and more disillusioned as my social network began to implode. Friends, former classmates, colleagues, and family members- all known to me but strangers to each other- began bickering on my posts.… Continue reading My Social Experiment: Letting Go of Facebook
"Home is about the earth. Whether the earth open up to you. Whether it pull you so close the space between you and it melt and y'all one and it beats like your heart." Richie Photo by Aman Bhatnagar on Pexels.com I finished Sing, Unburied, Sing nearly a month ago and have struggled to read… Continue reading Review of Sing, Unburied, Sing
Last Monday we entered into Phase Two of the easing of lockdown restrictions in Ireland. Everyone was thrilled to see the government's plan has been accelerated since the number of new Covid19 cases has reached nearly zero. As of June 8th, we are permitted to travel wherever we like as long as we stay within… Continue reading We Must Remain Hopeful
I am at a loss for words. Nothing I say can possibly articulate how angry, helpless, and sad I feel at this moment in time. The images of George Floyd's murder, the worldwide protests, the brutality, the burning of buildings... Every day the news makes my head spin and my heart ache. Where do we… Continue reading Spoken Like a True Dictator
It has been just over a year since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in the United States. She was sworn in on January 3rd 2019. Over the last year I have been continually inspired by her courage, compassion, and integrity. If she is already this formidable at age 29, I… Continue reading AOC: A Political Wonder Woman
"Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves." - Maame I finished reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi a few days ago. A character in the novel, Mrs. Pinkston, asks her high school English student, "What do you think of the book? But do you love… Continue reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi