TYC LIFE

My “Magical Negro” Moment: Your One Black Friend Is Telling You the Truth….I Hope.

I’m a “magical negro” and this is my moment to tell you the truth. First, allow me to explain to you what a “Magical Negro” is. I didn’t make it up. In TV and film the Magical Negro is the Black character who helps the White protagonist overcome their challenges. It’s Uncle Remus, Oda Mae… Continue reading My “Magical Negro” Moment: Your One Black Friend Is Telling You the Truth….I Hope.

TYC LIFE

7 Things I Appreciate About Being in Quarantine

In a time when things seem super serious, I still laugh a lot. Mostly, I laugh at a myself. I also laugh at some of you and your COVID-19 memes and posts about homeschooling your children. Don't get me wrong. Over the last week I've had my moments of feeling "sumkindaway" about all of this.… Continue reading 7 Things I Appreciate About Being in Quarantine

MIND/BODY

Wash Your Hands and Keep the Faith, Baby

Unless you've been vacationing on Jupiter for the last few weeks you are inundated with news about COVID 19, the Corona virus. Over the past couple of weeks the online chatter has elevated from jokes about our inorganic, non-hygienic, gluten-filled childhoods to the current state of emergency here in metropolitan New York. It's not that… Continue reading Wash Your Hands and Keep the Faith, Baby

Family/Relationships

Can I Give Up People for Lent?

As the Lenten season approaches, I've been having lots of conversations with friends about what we're giving up for Lent. In the past, I've given up coffee, sarcasm, diet coke, wine, cake, salty snacks, and wine again. I take the season seriously and I use my sacrifice to solemnly reflect on the sacrifice Jesus made… Continue reading Can I Give Up People for Lent?