Category Archives: family life

what a difference a year makes


October, 2019 two weeks old granddaughter Ella James stares at me  December, 2019 Pretty and I take granddaughter on her first trip up the road February, 2020 Pretty smiles at Baby Ella April, 2020 Ella, her Mama and her Aunt … Continue reading

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say her name: Breonna Taylor


The 2020 WNBA season consists of twelve teams living and playing together since July in the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for a shortened 22-game schedule followed by the traditional playoff series that began on September 15th. The bizarre season … Continue reading

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your protection has expired


I can’t make this up. The first words I saw when I opened my laptop last night to read about the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg were “your protection has expired.” Granted those words referred to my cyberspace security, … Continue reading

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black women called “Mayor” from sea to shining sea


A world wide pandemic from an attack by an unseen enemy known as Covid-19,  increasing public protests across the country led by Black Lives Matter against systemic racism in the criminal justice system and other institutions,  police brutality in the … Continue reading

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Pride Day at the 2020 US Open!


The theme of this year’s 2020 US Open grand slam tennis tournament is Be Open. “When you keep an Open mind, great things can happen. In the game, and out in the world…Generations of tennis players have been inspired by … Continue reading

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this country doesn’t love us back


“There are other cases… of officers who seem to be ‘trigger happy.’ In a number of instances, Negroes have been shot, supposedly in self-defense, under circumstances indicating, at best, unsatisfactory police work…and at worst, a callous willingness to kill.” (Excerpt … Continue reading

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families first


No justice, no peace. No Donald, no Mike. Just Joe and Kamala. Four years ago I was overjoyed when the first woman of a major political party was nominated to be President of the United States. From Seneca to Selma … Continue reading

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you are out of your lane


“There will be a resistance to your ambition. There will be people who say to you, ‘You are out of your lane,’ because they are burdened by only having the capacity to see what has always been instead of what … Continue reading

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the woman that changed my musical life


From 2010 – 2014 Pretty and I were bi-stateual. For reasons involving my family, we bought a house on a picturesque street in a small town near the even smaller town where I grew up. We kept our home in … Continue reading

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when sorrows come, they come not single spies


“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.”  (William Shakespeare – Hamlet) While we mourned the passing of Congressman John Lewis last week with the rest of the world via amazing coverage in the media, Pretty and … Continue reading

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