Freedom Day

October 7 1963.  57 years ago today.  Did you know about Freedom Day?  I didn’t either until recently.  Seems there are many events that were left out of my public school education as a child.  Freedom Day was an organized effort to register Black voters in the Dallas County district of Alabama.  The population of … Continue reading Freedom Day

Why Now?

Why now?  Why ‘switch sides’ now?  Why all of a sudden do I see things differently than I ever have before?  It is a good question and one I am asking myself.  I know I am making many of my friends uncomfortable.  I am uncomfortable myself.  Yet, I must proceed.  There are several reasons my … Continue reading Why Now?

Deconstruction

Deconstructed food is all the rage these days.  It involves separating the components of a dish, and presenting them together.  You can have a deconstructed cake, salad, or main dish. Any food item that is usually mixed together can be “unmixed” and served in its separate parts.  Chefs will tell you that the way to … Continue reading Deconstruction

The Eruption

Pain is erupting.  In an explosion, it is shooting miles into the sky. It is red hot and glows in its intensity. It oozes down, scarring the landscape as it goes.  There have been rumblings.  There have been quakes even.  But the tectonic plates, after rubbing together for over a century, have shifted.  The pressure … Continue reading The Eruption

Ahmaud

His eyes showed up on my screen two days ago.  His smile caught my attention, because along with it were words of solidarity.  To avoid death tolls and conspiracy theories, I no longer watch the news, so I was unfamiliar with his story.  I clicked on what I thought was a news clip to find … Continue reading Ahmaud