Yesterday was a good day. On the 19th of January I discussed the local threats that we may face here in Connecticut as we all continued to talk about the insanity of January 6th. I prayed for safety for all of us as we prepared for the inauguration of both Biden and Harris. And on […]Read more "We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace"
And then it all came tumbling down. An avid reader of this blog looked at me and said: “What do you have to say about this? Sula readers are waiting!” Aside from that warm and gushy feeling of knowing a reader was awaiting a Sula post, I had to think: What are my thoughts? The […]Read more "the bedrock of democracy"
Before I became a mother, I along with with many other single women were always looked upon as having disposable income and disposable time. It was easy for those whom loved us to see our time as less valuable. Our time wasn’t being filled with changing diapers, feeding babies and maintaining a household. The concept […]Read more "Mothering of the Tribe"
COLDNESS. The first heavy snow storm of the season brought a crispness to the air. The cold was harsh and unforgiving. Although I’m more of a fan of warmer weather I was looking forward to the snow. Meteorologists predicted heavy snow fall and I waited with an eagerness I haven’t experienced in years. BRISKNESS. I […]Read more "GELIDITY"
I read a meme recently where it stated good things happen to good people. I agree with that, however, I also believe good things happen to not so good people and bad things happen to good people and bad things happen to not so good people. Life happens to people, whether they’re deemed unsavory or […]Read more "The Stories of Our Lives"
Harper hates keeping his socks and shoes on. He often has at least one foot bare before I pull out the driveway for our morning commute. As an infant he can’t comprehend why it’s important for him to keep his little feet covered and warm during the cooler months in New England. It’s not just […]Read more "Loc(s) of Love"
It’s Election Day. Connecticut’s coronavirus positivity rate has spiked rather quickly, as with many other parts of the country. There are still two distinct groups of people: those whom believe in the severity of covid and those whom do not. Well maybe there’s a third group-one whom recognize it’s serious but can’t fully jump on […]Read more "In Medias Res"
Deep breath in and deep breath out. Practicing deep breathing is a wonderful technique to slow down one’s mind and relax tense muscles. Paying close attention to how it feels as your chest cavity expands and then compresses is a great technique to help immediately reduce stress. Deep breathing allows one to center themselves and […]Read more "In and Out"
I’m currently thinking of the current social climate and like many of you I’m overwhelmed with the trauma I see on my timeline and news alerts. The other morning I watched in horror as a black woman was being held down by Hartford, Connecticut police officers whom accused of her stealing a car. You can […]Read more "Double Consciousness and America’s Racial Reckoning"
Life literally is a tight rope. One wrong move..BOOM. You’re falling and praying the landing is a soft thud rather than a smattering of body parts. I wrote that brief intro before the passing of our beloved actor, Chadwick Boseman. As of this current writing it is clear to me that for many of us […]Read more "Tightropes"