FINALLY. The first day of spring has arrived! Daffodils pop all over town, forsythia canes begin to bloom, and I even saw a dogwood show some white blossoms in our neighborhood. Chartreuse leaf buds fatten on trees and shrubs, and bright green goldenrod leaves shoot up through the leaf litter. I have awaited this day … Continue reading Happy first day of spring!
Wind buffets the house. A neighbor leans into the blast as she walks up the sidewalk with her arms wrapped around herself for warmth. I didn’t think it was that cold out, but she wears a white puffy coat with the hood up. This morning my husband and I sat in the living room with … Continue reading Blustery day
I’m kind of a mess. I skipped my morning workout. It has rained for two days straight, and the sun is supposed to come out today. I’m going to run when the sun comes up and the air warms outside. I’ve got to get out of the house and into sunlight. Winter is going to … Continue reading Gotta get down to one book
I used to love to draw. I sketched portraits of my favorite band members when I was in high school: the bassist from U2, Jim Morrison, the members of Depeche Mode, Michael Hutchence of INXS, Morrissey and The Cure’s Robert Smith for my BFF. As I transcribe my old journals, I come across small drawings … Continue reading My friends are all drawing
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When they ask you why Atlanta was burning last night, tell them it was an uprising. If you want a quick answer, you can quote the economist Thomas Piketty Every human society must justify its inequalities: unless reasons for them are found, the whole political and social edifice stands… Continue reading Why is Atlanta burning?
It’s 5 o’clock and inky black out. The across-the-street neighbor’s porch light is on. The only sounds are the hum of the fridge and the scrape of a metal spoon across a cereal bowl. The clock ticks and I wait for 5:10, when we go downstairs to put our shoes on and then leave for … Continue reading Before the world awakes