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.

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…?

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

Love Letter(s) to the World

Beloved,There are times I wish that I didn't love so much.  There are times I wish it were easier to separate myself from the joy, hurt, heartbreak, fear, hope.  Yes, there are many times I am grumpy, unapproachable, and rude.  There are times when I do not want to interact with other humans, regardless of … Continue reading Love Letter(s) to the World

Disagreement *Should* Not Presume Disdain

I consider myself to be a pretty calm individual.  It takes a lot to get me angry to the point of getting into a fight with another individual.  In fact, I can probably count on my hands the number of knock-down-drag-out fights I've had in my life.  However, that doesn't mean I have no opinions, … Continue reading Disagreement *Should* Not Presume Disdain

Transparency or Translucency?

Recently, I've been mulling over some things.Okay, a lot of things.  But this one in particular:  when is sharing good, and when is it too much?I'm not talking about sharing your crayons, or your food, or your car, or your clothes.  I'm talking about sharing your thoughts, opinions, experiences, emotions, and fears.  Everyone has people … Continue reading Transparency or Translucency?