Blessing or curse

I've been sitting, bitterly, reflecting on a post I saw a few days ago. It put into words what I'd been feeling for so long and didn't know how to say it. The tweet is linked above, but to quote it again: "400,000 people have died from COVID-19 and there are people who fix their [...]

Let’s talk about free speech

I looked up all the answers to your questions so you don't have to; let's talk about free speech. President's Twitter got deleted. Then some other stuff. Y'all mad? Let me tell you why you shouldn't be. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging [...]

Crown Heights

This one feels unfinished, but I think it's unfair to hold things in until they're perfect. My standard of perfection I've had for my work has prevented me from sharing things for 23 years. When gun violence hits close to home and you type into your phone on your train ride back to your apartment [...]

guns.

My husband says that even though I know people are never going to do the right thing, I still expect people to do the right thing. I hold high standards. Sometimes those standards aren't really fair because I form the ideas of what I want people to be based on what will make ME happy [...]

earn your wages

I have been wanting to write this for a while. I still am not sure I have all the words ready, but it's time to try. I watched this video tonight about how no one working a full time minimum wage job can afford a two-bedroom apartment. Anywhere in America. And, of course, the video [...]

body and the blood

body and the blood

Several times a week, I face forward, march onward and ignore the hands outstretched. "Can you spare 50 cent?" Do I usually have 50 cent in my wallet? No. But would I give it if I did? Doubtful. Heard a woman speaking to a begging man. He said, "I could really use 50 cent." She [...]