Let’s Talk Turkey

Let’s talk Turkey! We not only talk about gratitude, traditions, and history, but also lies proliferated by the White Man and the impact these have on our existence. My young men have to understand the mistakes other white men have made and be empathetic to the struggles of all of us who are not born white males. My guys are pretty fabulous, but they’ll have … Continue reading Let’s Talk Turkey

Grace and Space through Celebrations

As the holiday season approaches, I am filled with satisfaction of our family rituals. Set in place through years of trials and triumphs, we honor the days, the holidays, the family-togetherness which we’ve come to expect in the everyday as well as the extraordinary. I am reminded of our search for minimalism in a very materialistic world when the fall season rolls in with the … Continue reading Grace and Space through Celebrations

100 Word Wednesday: Week 32

Image credit: Bikurgurl, 2017 Thank you for joining our awesome writing community who challenges themselves weekly as we weave together our 100 words! What 100 words would you give this image? Interested in joining us? Check out the guidelines below and ping back to be included in the Writing Wind-up! Let the writing begin! How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin…. Simply check … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Week 32

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #23: Sumeya B.

Originally posted on South Seattle Emerald:
In honor of Women’s History Month, we present 31 Days of Revolutionary Women; a series of daily essays by local authors documenting, honoring and celebrating powerful women who inspire us in South Seattle and beyond. by Alouise Urness Sumeya B. is a twelve-year old revolutionary woman. An only child of a Muslim father who was born Jewish and a mother who… Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #23: Sumeya B.

Three Line Tales: Horizons

This challenge is hosted by Sonya – @ Only 100 Words –  The idea? Only 3 lines on the image! Image Credit: Brian Gaid Horizons On the precipice of happiness: ambuscades await Realization it’s not on the horizon: I’m already there ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I linked up — why not take a whirl, it could be fun for you too! From Sonya, Week 59 Three Line Tales, Guidelines: “Check … Continue reading Three Line Tales: Horizons

February 2017: Books we’re Reading

While we’re voracious readers, these are literally what we’re reading today! Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free As with many things in life, I have many things left undone. I have big aspirations, huge expectations of myself, and yet many of these seemingly easy and rhythmic tasks are often sidelined by the events of the day, … Continue reading February 2017: Books we’re Reading