qotw: what suffers?

“Some things suffer” –MC By no means do I have things figured out. I’m learning new things every day. Experience and the others' wisdom have been my guiding lights. One of those people is my home girl from college. Mother, entrepreneur and homeowner are a few ways to describe her. I watched an ambitious young woman... Continue Reading →

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qotw: lessons from the land

“when you pull something in nature the rest of the world is connected.” Since the only Christophers we acknowledge are Wallace and Rios. I decided today’s quote would come from Judy Dow, an educator, activist and Abenaki (pronounced Wa-ba-naki) basket maker from Vermont. In “Lessons from the Land” Dow discusses the Vermont eugenics projects of... Continue Reading →

qotw: the light and the darkness

“maybe dawn is not in the sunlight every morning, maybe it is in the middle of the night when you hold yourself against the darkness. you are sitting quietly and feeling yourself break apart yet knowing this hour, this very hour, you are finding yourself. maybe this is your dawn. maybe for you, the first... Continue Reading →

qotw: burying bodies

And they have haunted my heart, thoughts and soul...until one day, they decided to make a deal with me. They would stop on two conditions: 1) I forgave myself for the burials of the past 2) Never be silent again. We made a deal. Every once in a while one would resurrect, but never for... Continue Reading →

qotw: no goodbyes

The meaning of this quote really hit home when I went to a memorial service where the person's body was not present. The creative things she made throughout her life lined the walls  as stories about her were shared along with a slide show of her and her family and friends. We celebrated her life... Continue Reading →

qotw: Like Beyoncé

  This quote  by G. K. Nielson reminds me of a Virgo who was born 36 years ago: Beyoncé! I have huge admiration for Beyoncé’s work ethic. The mega star that Beyonce is today did not happen only because of her beauty or dancing or who her husband is. None of these guarantee success or staying... Continue Reading →

in the details: afro bloomin’

Someone somewhere once wrote, "she never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something."* UK photographer Dazhane Leah definitely accomplished that with her project: Afro Bloomin'. “I see beauty in natural hair and I see beauty in flowers – together I think they go... Continue Reading →

Running by Gil Scott-Heron

Because I always feel like running Not away, because there is no such place Because, if there was I would have found it by now Because it's easier to run Easier than staying and finding out you're the only one Who didn't run Because running will be the way your life and mine Will be... Continue Reading →

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