Category Archives: bravery

The long fingers

  If I outlive my parents, I will become an orphan.  I wake this morning thinking about death.  Not so much mine or that of my parents but death in general.  I wonder if it still scares me like it … Continue reading

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Ties that bind

In these recent weeks I have had my moments of despair and great grief.  At times it just washed over me out of the blue.  I feel the anger welling up in me and try to find constructive ways to … Continue reading

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Pain of birth

  On May 7 I wrote an article titled Wringing the cloth of blood.  Little did i know it would be foreshadowing another death of another black man at the hands of police.  George Floyd would be brutally murdered in Minnesota just … Continue reading

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Pain of growth

When we hurt the ones we love, there may be a heavy price to pay.  We may lose them forever. We also may make it possible for them to walk a path towards self knowledge that would not have been … Continue reading

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The end of the golden road

Today the Washington Post had an article “The Trauma for a man:Male fury and fear rises in GOP in defense of Kavanaugh.”  I am not much for political commentary but find it necessary in light of changing climate in the … Continue reading

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claiming our space

There is no doubt we live in a patriarchal society.  There was a time when women were seen as belongings, mere chattel.  It was the expectation for a woman to be seen and not heard.  That was then but unfortunately … Continue reading

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Wake me when its over

Lately I have been privy to conversations amongst friends and acquaintances regarding the state of the nation.  I listen as they express their fear and their feeling that all is lost and we are doomed.  With the resignation of supreme … Continue reading

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The path of YIKES

For many of you who follow this blog, you know I am usually giving advice or encouraging a brave approach to life.  I have always admired the brave and the adventurous and their zest for life.   I stand now needing … Continue reading

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