Writing Goldsboro

When I was in junior high school, I started reading Harlequin and Silhouette romances. I’d get my $20 weekly allowance and purchase those...

Back to....Movements

​Lately, I have been seriously contemplating a move to Africa. I haven’t selected the nation to consider my future home, but I have...

Past Lives

On the way to Orlando for Thanksgiving, my daughter and I stopped in St. Augustine for a little sight-seeing through history. I needed a...

But for Teaching

Lately, I have been reflecting on my long, exhausting teaching career. I started teaching because I needed a job. I had left University...

Kneeling to Stand

Recently I assigned my students a reading and writing assignment centered around the movement that has evolved from Colin Kaepernick's...

Degree'd

Lately, I've been thinking about my days at the University of Florida. From the time I was in 8th grade, I knew that I wanted to go to...

Everyday Blackness

The other day I was looking at a photo of my 8 year old daughter and I noticed how much lighter her skin was in the photo, so I turned to...

Politicking

So this week, I watched in stunned horror as Karen Handel garnered more votes than Joe Ossoff in Georgia's special election. I am...

Where Ya At?

I guess you can see that it took me a year to figure out what to write next? (Note the question mark). I've been a little confused...

Down in 'Bama

Soooooo........ In two weeks, I am heading down to Alabama for an NEH Civil Rights Landmark Workshop. I am incredibly excited about...

A Parental Moment

The frustrating aspect about blogging--one that I did not anticipate--was deciding what I would write about. I want to do a follow-up on...