July 4 Fireworks

Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but I don’t much like the smell of fireworks in the air. This morning, the air smelt like napalm not that I even know what napalm smells like! But it’s horrible. Smoldering, smoky like some kinda war zone. The noise late into the night is a whole other headache…

Recalibrating..

Sometimes, it feels like the entire earth has to and is indeed constantly recalibrating to accommodate for us, Earth’s main tenant? squatter? Passerby,? As though the earth was somehow working to master how to deal with our unpredictable and constantly escalating and damaging actions, attitudes, reactions. If I sit quietly, I can almost imagine the…

Happy Heavenly Birthday Mom

We never knew my mom’s actual birthday date so I long ago picked a date. The coolest date I could think of. 10/10 Brief history lesson: the scramble for Africa did not care that Africans had their own belief and governing systems, traditions, customs, artefacts, celebrations. Nope, none of that mattered/ matters, not when the…