Last Saturday I had the best nap I've had in a long time. I was so noticeably refreshed that I pondered the reason with some angst. That's me, never taking anything at face value. While others may have just gotten up and said "Thank you Jesus," I needed to understand why I was so rested.… Continue reading Blind People Are Listening
Did you miss me? Be honest. It's okay if you didn't even notice I was away. It's been a few weeks since I lasted posted on Shine TYC. I've been consumed by completing the first draft of a project that's due — and my older son's wedding and my younger son's college applications. If I'm… Continue reading Be Honest with Me
COVID19 sheltering has given me time to ponder the mysteries of my life. Some of these discoveries are welcome additions. I've learned that I have more patience, perseverance, and discipline than I thought I had. Other discoveries have been tough to acknowledge and excruciating to accept. The most disappointing is that there are seven things… Continue reading 7 Things I MUST Believe in More than God
I can't believe that with over 160K deaths we are still in debate about whether or not to wear masks. Americans— this includes me— are fed up with not being able to do what we want to do, when we want to do it, and with whom we choose. I'm supposed to be in Martha's… Continue reading Clothe Yourselves in Love…and a Mask
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.
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
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