[Quiet Thoughts] Dissent and Demand

Photo: Seems like as good of a time as ever to break this picture I took at the Capitol. Seeing as we’re all talkin’ about patriotism and protest and all…     When I got the news about the NFL’s new policy on the anthem protests, my first thought was, “oh, that’s really perfect. I…

Congratulate the Students, Then Thank a Teacher

  Shout-out to every student who walked out of their classroom today. Shoutout to the kids of Montgomery Blair High School (so proud of you, Blazers!) and other D.C. area students who got on the Metro with their signs and their voices to bring their protest directly to the doorstep of the lawmakers and the…

It Just Keeps Happening

  It wasn’t you or me today, it wasn’t you or me. We went out into the world and came back spared from the bullet spared from the terror of errant guns.   It wasn’t our children today, Beloved. It wasn’t our children today. They got on the bus and returned. We kissed them goodbye…

And Ain’t I Your Base?

Shout out to the 98% of Black Women in Alabama who went out yesterday and carried this entire country over the finish line. Absolutely and unequivocally, I honor you. I thank you. Shout out to the Black voters in Alabama who went out yesterday and stood up to the voter suppression, who stood up to…

Action is Required

Photo: We’ve been waiting for few cold nights in the low thirties before harvesting our brussels sprouts. Supposedly they taste better if you wait to harvest them. Walking past the three huge plants this morning, I couldn’t help but admire how beautiful they are. I decided to break out my good camera and take a…

Love Where You Live

Photo: Our wild raspberries are coming in! The blackberries have flowered and the blueberry bush seems to be thriving. A good year for the garden! Yay!   I have been thinking a lot about what to write today. July 4th is a bittersweet time for any American who knows her history. This year is especially…

There is a Sit-in on the House Floor Right Now

  Are you watching? I am. I’m watching. I’m supporting Rep. John Lewis and the Massachusetts delegation and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (making me such a proud Marylander right now!) and the other democrats who are on the House Floor speaking about gun violence here in America. We visited Mother Emanuel Church on our way back…

Fundamental Questions

    Back in my days as a middle school teacher, I had the opportunity to attend a conference for history teachers and I was too excited to take the day away from my classroom to go mix and mingle with my own. Being in Boston, the conference was mostly centered on teaching American history,…

[Quiet Thoughts] Two Citizens to Raise

Photo: Two little boys at their first baseball game tonight. Doesn’t get more ‘merican than that! Minor league… super minor league, actually… but it was a lot of fun. Tried to go get the boys matching Orioles hats so we can rep right when we return to MetroWest. $50 at the game!?!?!?!?! Gonna head out…

A Most Sobering Wednesday

Photo: One more coat of paint and we’re all done! If I’m a good girl and I get some good writing done (maybe 20k words by Saturday?) I might treat myself to a little trip to the fabric store to get some fabric for curtains! Or not.. let’s be clear: I’m not doing ANY fabric…