Family

CoVID19 and War Stories

  This is day eleven of my self imposed "Stay at Home," routine and day five of the California Governor's decree. How are you all doing? Amid the humorous and not so funny memes and photos, I came across the above message, which gave me pause to reflect. My mother is in her 90's. Practicing… Continue reading CoVID19 and War Stories

Writing

Social Isolation and Writing Through Anxiety

Church services were canceled by our Pastor due to our Governor's decree of no more than 250 people in one area. My mom is in the elderly group (and immunocompromised), so I do take this virus seriously and skipped services. So this weekend (and probably a few more in the immediate future), I find myself… Continue reading Social Isolation and Writing Through Anxiety

Travel, Writing

A Morning By the San Antonio River

San Antonio, Texas, the land of ma'am, terrific tacos, Chicana literature, and Nora Jones. I'm here for a writing conference, which ended yesterday. The place where I'm staying called me back to the neighborhood of my childhood. Wood houses with peeling paint, chain link fences, front yards of abundant flowers, blossoming succulents. Stucco homes of… Continue reading A Morning By the San Antonio River

Black History Month, Massacre

History We Need to Remember: The Elaine, Arkansas Massacre

The other day I perused my Instagram feed. In addition to spectacular scenic photos, cute cats, and tantalizing food items I found sepia photographs posted by Cee6466. She is posting significant events in African American History for the month of February. After I read about the Arkansas Massacre I wanted to amplify the post. Cee… Continue reading History We Need to Remember: The Elaine, Arkansas Massacre