Lift every voice [again] and…?

It's time for a re-post. From Saturday, January 21, 2017 to early Monday, January 23, 2017 a storm system with about 5 waves of severe weather ravaged the Deep South. In Albany we experienced another set of, equally destructive, yet totally different, storms. Even more citizens are left with nothing, and some lost the most precious gift of all: their lives.

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Lift every voice and…?

On Monday evening, January 2, 2017, around 10:00pm EST, a storm system came from Alabama through southwest Georgia.  The height of the event lasted around 30 minutes, with folks who were awake huddling in closets and bathrooms riding out tornado warnings. That storm, regardless of how it's been classified, ripped through the heart of Albany, … Continue reading Lift every voice and…?

A Long Goodbye

This is my final summer working in middle Georgia with the bear project, and my final summer as a graduate student. In 2013, I wrote a blog about coming here; much of my sentiments could be reversed in this post. This is my fourth summer here, and I could fill a book with everything I … Continue reading A Long Goodbye

Forever Family

Aunt Mary Jane gives the best hugs. You can ask anyone who knows her, family or not.  She gives you a big ol' squeeze that's long and heartfelt: one of those hugs where you immediately understand what it is to be truly loved, one of those you kind of wish you could pull out of … Continue reading Forever Family

Unless

This day comes around every year, and every year it makes me nostalgic for kid's books, summers rolling in the grass, and a strong sense of discomfort.  Seems a strange combination, no?Today is March 2nd, Dr. Seuss's birthday.  Every year on this day, I read The Lorax, and every year that book and what it … Continue reading Unless

A Village

"It takes a village to raise a child."Everyone has heard this saying, and everyone probably agrees.  I still want to talk about it...so just grin and bear the trite beginning, because I think there's some new goodness to be found in it.I have a 16 month old godson.  He's the greatest.  He's happy-go-lucky and smart. … Continue reading A Village