“Tears are words that need to be written.” ― Paulo Coelho ♦♦♦ The sadness took me by surprise. I’m normally such a happy person. Where did these feelings come from? I mentioned my sadness to some friends and immediately wished I had not — I had just exposed such a hidden part of myself. But in […]

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Knowing Your Black History

This was published in the paper early in February. I hope you will take time on this last day of the month to remember that Black History  is our history, and it should matter to each of us every day of the year. “Privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily.”― Martin Luther King Jr. ♦♦♦ […]

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What We Choose to Believe

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.” ― Oscar Wilde “You know, comments like that are a big red flag to people in that community.” What? I would never mean it to be a negative, or to make someone think I’m not who I present myself to be. What do you […]

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Telling Our Stories, 2021 version

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou “Everyone has a story,” I remarked to my friend as she was blessing my heart over learning things about me she didn’t know. “We both know that,” she responded. We don’t have to know much to know that there is no […]

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Thoughts to Encourage

Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.~ William Butler Yeats

Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right. - Henry Ford

The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~ Theodore N. Vail

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing helps like a good nap…

Birds are Beautiful

A Dog is Faithful…