As Hurricane Dorian barrels toward the Bahamas from where I descend on my father’s paternal side, I watch news updates. I send good thoughts to the Bahamas and to my friends and family in Florida and the Carolinas. They are in this storm’s path. I also return to painting. I typically paint every August and… Continue reading a pause
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
On the train. Lovely visit to Atlanta. Saw old and dear friends. Made new ones. Highlights include visit to Larry Walker’s studio and meeting his wife Gwen, who is also an artist. Fun times shared with my UA colleague Ellen Spears. Also visited – at last – For Keeps bookstore. Rosa, the amazing proprietor,… Continue reading Livin my best life
I liked how the pickles I made turned out. I love even more the relish I made today from some of them. They are so good on garlic crackers. It’s beginning to feel like summer in Tuscaloosa – finally.
This image is part of my journey inside academe. It is a snapshot of a video taken by a classmate at the 2005 premiere of “Makes You Happy,” a 21-minute choreopoem I wrote and directed that premiered at the Broach Theatre as part of the Greensboro, NC, 3rd Annual Fringe Festival. Linkages exist between this… Continue reading progress
Trashed picked art has history that blew us away. Meanwhile, reorganized my home office as I do at the end of every semester. Ancestors and Zora representing in front of old 45 of a Diana Ross tune. And lavender growing nicely for a second year. Life is good.