2020 happened, then came 2021. Pandemic, racial uprisings, civil rights upheavals and polarization across myriad spectra. Yet here you are reading this article. You and I, unlike countless souls on this planet who’ve died in the past two years, have survived. …
I was so excited for my first sabbatical. I don’t work for a university, but my work does involve ongoing, grueling research. I’m just an author and the CEO of a rapidly expanding diversity enterprise. My company was positioned in precisely the right place to serve when the racial uprisings…
A friend of mine introduced me to the term ‘celebretarian’ as a way to describe eating what’s served in fellowship while adhering to personal culinary ethics at home. As someone with intersectional dietary restrictions, I appreciate thoughtful relationships with food. …
The last time I loved a roller coaster
was the first time I was in a commercial.
The rush from that superficial milestone masked
a corkscrew in the universe that flipped
the dimensions and expressions
of my world.
After my ninth whirl around
the Alpengeist (nod to the ghosts
Roblox keeps ‘em entertained
While we try not to go insane.
The game is down
Our kid is around
And now we have to fill the space.
Learning to appreciate simplicity
Can feel like a luxury.
Life having both sped up
and slowed down,
I’ve come to relish the comfort
of a hot bath.
washing was required.
It tasted a lot like vegetables did back then.
despite my resistance.
In young adulthood
Toddlers have it right. That glorious season in early childhood when kiddos explore through play and outwardly expressed silliness. Most young folx have it, until and unless they experience childhood trauma. Children before trauma, and miraculously, during and sometimes after, often survive by being silly. …