June 7, 2021 Hope for the future has taken quite a beating over the last year and a half. The whole world has been on hold for way longer than its citizens wanted. This planet full of humans has shown … Continue reading
White Girl Me
At nine years oldI called my caregiverThe awful N-wordAngry overHer telling me no This smart Blackwoman said“BeckyI know your Mom,She would be so mad.” My anger fadedI never forgotI love her stillForgivenessTeaches I hadn’t learned that word from my parents. … Continue reading
Throw this worry away and give me another, please.
June 10, 2016 Throw this worry away and give me another.Any thought has to be better. This one bounces all around my brain: I have seen the future. Eighteen months of knowing and being reminded every day that I am going … Continue reading
My Haven and my Penitentiary
Books, Objets d’artTwo cats and tile floorsGranddaughter toysFriends who visited Working and worryingLoving and Dreaming.Conversations and argumentsWith all kinds of peopleYoung and oldAnd some in between. I work hereI sleep hereI eat here.I watch tv here.I compute here.I live my … Continue reading
Sugar is Poison
It’s Poison but It Tastes So Good When I was a kid (in the fifties,) I remember people calling it Sugar Diabetes. By the time I was grown it was just referred to as Diabetes. Sometimes people think ignorance is … Continue reading
Why Writers Write
We write to make ourselves happy; to know ourselves better; to leave a record of our existence; to remember what we used to believe or think; to remember how we have grown or not grown; to make our mark on … Continue reading
Fierce winds blew across the valley as the morning began for Regina. She headed towards the chicken coop and watched as Red bounded across the yard towards her. “That dog,” she thought, “he thinks I am going to give him … Continue reading
Change the way you eat and save your life
I changed how I eat and now I no longer need a liver transplant or need diabetes medicine or have high cholesterol. I am writing this for all the people who have one of these problems or more than one … Continue reading
Something impossible has happened to me.
Two and a half years ago Diagnosed with colon cancer. Problem: I need a liver transplant. Liver transplant on hold. At least three years, After cancer cured before I can get one. Duh. Lots of people need liver transplants. So … Continue reading