As I See You …

As I See You …

As I see you… I simply see you. I acknowledge you. Ultimately, the simplicity of that basic human interaction is integral to the change you have been chosen to ignite. I, a blue-eyed white woman living 1,000 miles away from Ferguson Missouri, see you, a young black teenage boy. I see you.

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Favorite Episodes: Dear America, We Need To Talk

tvJanuary is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses.   Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar.  Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

Dear America,

We need to talk. Continue reading “Favorite Episodes: Dear America, We Need To Talk”

Follow Friday: Racism in America and Across the Pond


It’s Friday! Yeah.  I don’t know why I get so excited about Fridays.  I’m unemployed, Mondays are no longer dreadful (at least for now).  Fridays are just fun.  My employed friends and family are excited for the weekend and that sometimes means free time we can spend together.

And, I get to write and post one of my favorite features – Follow Friday.  I know I don’t have to wait until Fridays to write the post or even post it for that matter because WordPress does have a scheduling feature.  My goal is always to write and schedule this feature on Wednesdays but like that never happens.  It’s a good goal and I will keep trying.  At least this week I found the blogs I want to feature on Wednesday and woke up today knowing which blogs I wanted to write about. That is progress and I will take it. Continue reading “Follow Friday: Racism in America and Across the Pond”

Follow Friday: The Blogiversary Edition Day Three

108H2To  celebrate my second blogiversary I am featuring guest bloggers and writing a Follow Friday post every day this week leading up to my blogiversary on Saturday, August 15th.  I want to celebrate the WordPress community as much a I want to celebrate the fact that after two years I am still blogging.  To read more about my blogiversary go here.  Note I still need two guest bloggers so if you are interested in sharing your blogging wisdom and experience with my readers, please let me know.

I love my WordPress Reader.  I can type in any topic I’m interested in reading about and if someone in the WordPress community of bloggers has written a post about that topic it will appear in my reader.  For example, I just typed in my favorite dessert crème brûlée and voila there are posts to read like this, this and this.  I don’t know why I reserve crème brûlée for the rare special occasion at a restaurant and haven’t tried making it at home.

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White Privilege – Real or Not?

White privilege; does it or doesn’t it exist?

If you were to ask the average black American whether white privilege exists they would respond with a resounding “hell yes”.  If you ask the average white American if white privilege exists they would look bewildered and loudly reply “hell no”. Continue reading “White Privilege – Real or Not?”