Tuscaloosa was spared during today’s storm. Isaiah, you’re something else. Lombardy poplars took a hit. A branch that broke several years ago, but was hanging way up high on a tree finally fell. Happy about that. Always worried it would fall on our heads. Sorry to hear about the lives lost. Will be glad when… Continue reading after the storm
My trip to the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Special and Area Collections for my ongoing research on Zora Neale Hurston’s time in Miami was cut short by the onset of the beginnings of bronchitis. A bartender in Gainesville’s airport suggested brandy to cut through the congestion in my chest, but he had none.… Continue reading a solitude
I braided periwinkle extensions into my hair yesterday. As I head into the archive next week, I do as much with the blues. Blue as in pursued tranquility. It’s a busy and stressful moment in this country’s history. A dear friend confessed she recently cried for no reason. She’s not alone. As we age, such… Continue reading the blues
I enjoyed seeing Harriet, the 2019 motion picture directed by Kasi Lemmons last night. While I hear the chatter over how much was fictionalized, it was still very entertaining and moreover, I left the theatre feeling very empowered. I saw the film courtesy of tickets purchased by my UA colleague Lesley Gordon, Director of our… Continue reading harriet
First heard this song in my first graduate program. When the words resonate, I cannot help but dance to them. …But have you ever had that moment in life when everything was cool?
I am feeling summer. A visit to the The Rivermarket – a.k.a. the farmer’s market – always leaves me energized. The taste of local produce is a reminder of how blessed we are. These are as sweet as any peach I have ever tasted. The colors of this food are also uplifting. They bring memories of… Continue reading summer feels
Gift-bearing friend. Always there. Even with a beer-soaked chicken this time. To him (and others), we are grateful. Area blooms bring cheer, too.