Gentle rain

We’ve had the windows open since yesterday morning. By the time August arrives, the house has been closed for weeks with the air conditioner on, and we feel claustrophobic, even when there’s not a pandemic. As soon as the high is forecast to drop below 80 degrees, we open up. A gentle rain falls. With … Continue reading Gentle rain

Unlearning Racism

Unlike my naive belief growing up that use of racial slurs by White people was a litmus test for racism, I’m realizing embarrassingly late in life that racism goes far deeper than using the n-word or showing blatant racist disdain for Black people. Our entire country, every system, every sector, is built on a structure … Continue reading Unlearning Racism