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Birthday Wishes & Equity Dreams

Dear White Friends for Justice and Equity, As I begin my 42year, I have much to be grateful for and much to wish for. My wishes for each of you as we begin this new post Election Era together is th… Source: Birthday Wishes & Equity Dreams

Birthday Wishes & Equity Dreams

Dear White Friends for Justice and Equity, As I begin my 42year, I have much to be grateful for and much to wish for. My wishes for each of you as we begin this new post Election Era together is the following: Be gentle with yourselves and allow the grief, fear, anger, denial and finally … Continue reading

The lies my faculty told me…

Dear Washington Post, After reading the article by Dr. Marybeth Gasman, “An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: ‘We don’t want them’, I am struck by my 11 year silence. Today, I am ready to share my experience and rather dramatic exit from academia because of this policy, “We … Continue reading

Row, row, row your boat…

  “Row, Row , Row your boat gently down the stream Merrilly, Merrily, Merrily, Life is bout a dream”   The Toltec leaders say our lives our are dream. What we dream we live and what we li… Source: Row, row, row your boat…

Row, row, row your boat…

  “Row, Row , Row your boat gently down the stream Merrilly, Merrily, Merrily, Life is bout a dream”   The Toltec leaders say our lives our are dream. What we dream we live and what we live is the dream. One of my oldest and dearest heart friends offered her happiness to me as … Continue reading

Sedona Home

I have been a resident of Sedona for 3 months now. I left four years ago so I could return here and live with my family. Every day that I was gone, I missed home. I felt an ache that was inconsolable. Some call that, “the call of Sedona.” I do believe it was and … Continue reading

Face it, love it, live it!

Face it—face who you are! Face who you love! Face what you love to do! Face how you want to live your life and live it! Face it! Face the reality that we all share on some strand of existence and stop being blinded! Face it—cops have a very different relationship with us white people … Continue reading

Loans, Debt & Life

Dear Joy, I am writing this letter to you as your 40 year old self. I know at 17, you are not sure what you should do and you have only heard for 17 years you should go to college. I also know that you are realizing that while your parents meant well to tell … Continue reading

Heading Home West for Thanksgiving

On this Thanksgiving, as I look out on the snow covered trees thick with the density of this land my heart sees the West. The vast expanse of the blue and purple hews spattered with yellows and cactus green. My body remembers the warmth of the sun from Cathedral Rock as the ravens fly overhead. … Continue reading

Life, Death & Presents

My last words. What would they be? Why does it matter? Why consider this possibility? Life and death are connected. They are like a mirror and when you look into it, we can see our life and our death. Recently, I had a friend pass away suddenly, unexpectedly and quickly. Dennis’ passing shook me up … Continue reading