Monthly Archives: July 2016

Seximacy

“Love recognizes no barriers.  It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou If you’ve been married for some time and have children, it can be especially challenging to carve out … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Frederick Douglass’ Crystal Ball: Truth Telling for the Ages

This, Frederick Douglass’ speech given during the  mid 19th century on a 4th of July day is powerful, yet haunting. As I read it, tears flowed from my eyes. I guess because it feels both surreal and real. It feels … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Five Hundred Ninety-Five: Way Too Many

Five hundred ninety-five. That’s not a big number to some.  But, when 595 quantifies the loss of lives, it’s always hard to stomach, because ALL LIVES  MATTER, right? However, when that number symbolizes the loss of another black life at the hands of police, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

1776: Independence for Some

Nothing says the 4th of July like the smell of burgers on the grill, the donning of red, white, and blue, and the magical displays of fireworks. Annually millions of Americans and non-citizens who treasure freedom come together around picnics, … Continue reading

Posted in 1776, America, Independence, July 4th, Slavery, Uncategorized, war | 2 Comments