Friday, October 31, 2014

Ms. Officer

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The biggest lie

"I forgot to invite you to my housewarming party last week ( though you were the only friend who showed up to help me move a month ago)."

The end.

Overheard today on the bus

    This man and woman were talking about   ABC's  Thursday night tv line up and the  woman said "that viola davis- i think that's her name. She aint no Halle Berry  but  Kerry Washington and she is okay looking for  dark-skinned women until she took off her wig and eyelashes and wiped that make up off."
"Yeah what was that about?"

I wasn't going to be silent about the comment.

I said; "Correction.  Halle Berry, Viola Davis, and Kerry Washington are  three gorgeous black women, period, end of sentence."

They didn't say anything.

I'm not confrontational at all. Most of the time I just listen and say to myself 'that's bullshit'  but when it comes to critiquing any group of people based on skin tone, I feel compelled to speak up.  My future daughters may have viola's skin tone or halle's , or in between, and they are not going to be described as  adjectives other than those similar to the words beautiful and smart.

Thursday, October 16, 2014



Bena Boys on Stilts, Omo Valley, Ethiopia

One thing I've learned

About black people in Oregon.

There are 2 kinds: those that moved here, and those that were born and raised here who would rather run through a plate glass window to their deaths than be convinced they were black. That has been my experience here.

That is all.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Keep in mind








I'll set this right here


Saturday, October 11, 2014


I want to see this movie. Its a chick flick, I know, but I'm a fan of the genre.  It premiered this weekend. I have no one with whom to see it so I will wait until its been out for a while and the theater will be empty and I won't have to worry about people wondering why I'm seeing it by myself, or wait until it's on netflix