I, Little Colored Girl…

  These are the days when I’m taken back to barrettes and braids, little corduroy jumpers and precious little shoes. Days like this and news like this take me back to childhood days of drawing on sidewalks and bikes with extra wheels. The careless days, the days when you knew you mattered and couldn’t ever…

[Quiet Thoughts] Today is Better than Monday

Photo: A most gracious and glorious gift.   This Friday morning, I need to stop and say thank you. Thank you to dear bloggy friends, like Zeudytigre, who has been following my journey from afar for a long time and wrote two wonderful posts about surviving her own construction experiences. The story about the process…

Paradiso

It was one hell of a journey. And in the end, closing took 3 1/2 hours with a major complication that required a entirely new set of documents to be printed and driven for an hour to be delivered to us to be signed. But there is a half acre of land in Massachusetts that…

Of profound weeks, and 6:45 on a Friday…

  I am writing a short post this morning, because I feel like I’ve been at my computer all week. As I wrote on Tuesday, I’m am simply overjoyed and overwhelmed by all of the new visitors, your wonderful thoughts and comments, the fact that some of you are taking the time to read my…

Humbled, Bewildered, Thankful

Hello Everyone: New readers, Old Readers, people passing through, people deciding to stay. Hello and welcome, I’m so glad you are here. I usually only post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but I want to take this small moment just to express my gratitude for what has been an incredible 24 hours. First and foremost,…

In gratitude…

  Today is a day that many Americans dedicate to “All American” activities: Grilling, drinking, driving, laughing, swimming, tanning, marching, diving, playing, running, eating, hiking…enjoying. We Americans live the most privileged of lives. And do so with the understanding that somewhere, in the world, men and women stand guard in places known and unknown. And…