Month: May 2020

Hair Raising

As individual states continue to implement phases of re-entry into the COVID-19 world, each of us continues to interpret what this means for ourselves and our families. Some of us have bolted out of our homes like a thoroughbred out… Read More ›


When my oldest daughter was in kindergarten, she initiated our first conversation about racism.  As I helped her get ready for a bath, she asked me if I knew who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was.  When I told her… Read More ›

Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend usually signifies a number of different things to different people. The kickoff of the summer season. The reopening of pools. A three day weekend. Cookouts and barbecues with family and friends. This year, though, is different. Like… Read More ›

Mental Health Matters

Growing up, I don’t remember months being anything other than months. May was simply May. June was just June. July was, well, July. You get the picture. At some point, though, months were assigned special designations to raise the collective… Read More ›


  When I was a little girl, we would serenade our mothers with the song, M-O-T-H-E-R, at our grade school’s Mother’s Day celebration. I remember singing with heartfelt and earnest enthusiasm to convey my love for my mom. It’s a… Read More ›