I saw a ladybug struggling against the breeze on leg jerking, unaturally It became apparent that she was dying. I watched, torn..hoping that I was mistaken, until it became painfully obvious..painfully, I imagined to us both, that I was on her last leg. Watching, I considered, wI saw a ladybug struggling against the breeze on […]Read More A Ladybug’s Life and Death
via Daily Prompt: Fishing Spoiler: no fish we be caught during this post. “Come on you’ll have fun” And like that I was had, hook, like sinker …and mittens. Weather-treated thermal lined gloves, actually. To go with my weather-treated boots (who knew you could spray something on shoes to make them water-tolerant (no, not proof..tolerant). […]Read More Daily Prompt: Fishing
Update Invigorate your Blog using one of these aesthetic, and classically Swiss design templates: Pictured: AskQuincy.info with themes Publish, Illustratur and Twenty-Sixteen (reblogged) Source: Swiss Style & Your BlogRead More Swiss Style Your Blog
When I was young I considered myself Black, for the same reasons Malcolm X did. I felt it was necessary that we vibrantly expose ourselves; to be heard and seen loudly, in order for the necessary conversations to be had, and progress to be made. As I matured I adopted the term African American for the same […]Read More The financial consequences of saying ‘Black,’ vs. ‘African American’
Later, when asked by his grandma about his phenomenal finish (7:56/mi) Micah commented “It was fun!’ Not bragging, no boasting, just enjoying the high of the moment. Way to go Micah!Read More Piedmont Fall Fest 5km, Sept. 27, 2014
Daily Prompt: Interplanet Janet by Krista on December 23, 2013 You get to design your own planet: tell us all about your planet — the weather, the seasons, the inhabitants. Go. I would design a planet with a hollow interior. The landmasses would be accessible by a series of interconnected tunnels. It would be feasible to […]Read More Daily Prompt: Planet Q
“What should I give her?” Hours until Christmas and, yes, I am still struggling with this question. Here’s the eponymously named tune, by Die Prinzen. Enjoy (WARNING: sticky brain substance)Read More Was soll ich ihr schenken?
My son and I are co-reading the Percy Jackson series. Reading a book with your son better than joining a book-club: I get to share the literary experience and I get to relieve my youth by reading young adult fiction. As an added bonus, this material borrows heavily on well worn subject matter; the Greek […]Read More Percy Jackson Olympians series
I am not particularly picky when it comes to music. I love it all (although, personally, I find Country and Reggae music to be formulaic) . Sometimes that experience is independent of the lyrics; a good beat is enough to get my toe taping. Lets groove tonight, Earth Wind & Fire Our House, Madness Give […]Read More Moved by Music
For all those out there without a middle name; “I feel ya!” According to one statistic (chacha.com)96% of people worldwide have at least one middle name. I have been forced to be creative when filling out online forms that require input of middle initial. When forced I list ‘j’ as a middle initial for two […]Read More What’s in a (middle) name?