The Last Three…

It’s the last day of November which brings us to the last day of #bloglikecrazy, which is a challenge hosted every year by See Jane Write founder Javacia Harris Bowser. SJW is a blogging and writing group I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of almost since its founding nearly ten years ago. In…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, friends. I know this year’s holiday isn’t the one we all wanted or planned for, but it’s the one we have. And that leads me to the next two lessons I’ve learned in 2020. First, things can’t stay the same forever even as much as we want them to. Even in “normal” years,…

Local Is As Local Does

Shocked and saddened. We hear those words a lot lately. But that’s about the best way to describe how I felt when one of my longtime favorite coffee shops in Birmingham, Urban Standard, announced this past June that they were closing for good.  Urban Standard was an essential downtown stop — a place to see…

The Broken Toe

I broke my toe.  It was back in April. I was at home. I was barefoot. Why wear shoes if you’re working from home?  Hurrying through the living room and not really paying attention, kablapppp! I stubbed it on a heavy, wooden chair leg. The chair didn’t budge. But, boy, I did! I was hopping…

I’m a Goal Drifter

I’ve never had many actual, concrete goals. I’m not a goal setter or a “goal digger” as my friend and See Jane Write founder Javacia would say. I’m more of a drifting drifter — whatever happens happens and whatever doesn’t happen doesn’t happen.  Goals were for people who were “driven” and “Type A” and said…