Let’s talk about this.

My heart breaks for Florida, and for all of the lives lost. My heart breaks for the young man who felt the need to do what he did, and for the help he didn't receive. And my heart breaks for every single person who is trying to make this a political issue. Let the families…Read more Let’s talk about this.

Collection of Beautiful Things VI

I'm beginning to get the hang of this whole "living on campus" thing.  It was a doozy there for a bit; but I've settled into this new time in my life.  And if I'm being really honest, I like this new sense of determination I have, and this new drive to become a true functioning…Read more Collection of Beautiful Things VI

Passengers, I condemn you.

Before I say what I believe needs to be said, I want you to know that this is coming from a place of truthful compassion and understanding, with self-reflective sadness, and not a place of aggression or judgment. But. Passengers of the United Airlines Flight that were witnesses to the horrific removal of Dr. Dao from his…Read more Passengers, I condemn you.

Things I’m Learning….

This was not the post I had planned for today.  I have another one all but written, which I wanted to publish today.  But this afternoon, I got sucked into Facebook.   I've been trying very hard to stay off, with the intention of preserving my sanity.  But somehow, today,  I managed to immerse myself in all…Read more Things I’m Learning….

Most Influential Images of All Time

I recently purchased a physical copy of Time Magazine's 100 Photographs: The Most Influential of All Time.  It's a fabulous collection- with beautiful and heart-breaking images.  Some made my heart hurt, and others made me happy.  The collection included images such as the Frame 313, Migrant Mother, Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, The Face of Aids, Tank…Read more Most Influential Images of All Time

Dear brothers and sisters.

Dear African-American brothers and sisters, I'm sorry.  I'm sorry you're hurting.  I'm sorry you're afraid.  I'm sorry you're angry.  I'm sorry for your broken hearts and broken families.  I'm sorry for the fear you feel when you walk down the streets, and when you meet police officers.  I'm sorry for your past, and the pain…Read more Dear brothers and sisters.