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Ho Ho Hell

I’m told that my great, great grandmother used to tell her kids that it’s important to celebrate life, so it doesn’t just pass you by.  Her children believed her, and celebrated EVERYTHING, right down to the change of season.  Then, … Continue reading

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I’m Black and I’m Proud

That statement is true.  I am Black, and proud.  And it’s not like I ever had a choice in the matter:  The password to getting into my Aunt Frankie’s boogie wonderland of a bedroom was to give the Black power … Continue reading

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What is it like to be you?

My little girl and I were rocking in the porch swing and she asked me, “Know what I’m thinking about, Mommy?” “No, What?” “What is it like to be you.” “Huh.” “So, what is it like to be you?” I … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Gardener

What beautiful gardens you have! Ha. They aren’t my gardens. They were built by my mom, her mom, my dad’s grandmother, my uncle Jimmy, my friend Gail and a man I always called Mr. Fowler.  I don’t know his first … Continue reading

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The Story Of Us

I have the flu.  I’ve done all the things I should to avoid it; and yet, here I am, wearing two sweatshirts and a hat indoors with a massive cup of tea at my computer, longing for the outside world.  That’s … Continue reading

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Riding Lessons

I just celebrated a birthday, and asked God for some guidance on the last day of a mini-vacation.  No tablets or burning bushes would be necessary; I just wanted a little something to kick off my next trip around the sun.  … Continue reading

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She Learns To Fly By Flying

Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalms 17:8 Seems pretty simple, this scripture I quoted from a Bible in front of a crowd the Sunday our eldest daughter was baptized.  … Continue reading

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