I heard this interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross yesterday and found it extremely compelling listening. As a matter of fact, I listened to it three times in one day. Terry Gross is brilliant. Just brilliant.   Growing up in Baltimore, the writer faced threats from both the streets and the police. His book, Between the World and Me, is an open letter to his teenage son. Source: Ta-Nehisi Coates On Police Brutality, The Confederate Flag And Forgiveness :… Read more »

I waited patiently for the Lord He inclined and heard my cry He brought me up out of the pit Out of the miry clay I will sing, sing a new song I will sing, sing a new song How long to sing this song How long to sing this song How long…how long…how long… How long…to sing this song He set my feet upon a rock And made my footsteps firm Many will see Many will see and fear… Read more »


Sometimes, I see something and I’ve just GOT to try it. It’s like my inner second grader comes screaming out yelling: Lemme try, lemme try, lemme try. And I start waving my hand in the air, using my free hand to prop it up in case it gets tired out. My incessant need to try my hand at things is why I have to limit my time on Pinterest. It’s why I can’t go on Pinterest before work and if… Read more »