In Search of Justice: Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Throughout the years, the American Civil Rights Movement has continued to make strides in the equal treatment of all American citizens.  Many people have joined in this struggle, so that all in this country may participate in the freedoms this country offers.  One great leader in this campaign gave voice to a struggling minority that longed to share in the liberties of this American Dream.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and a social activist who played an essential role in this crusade.  He peacefully fought for equality and human rights, and his motivational speeches and his activism moved our nation.  His leadership inspired our world, and his actions guided our government to end the legal segregation of African-American citizens. Continue reading “In Search of Justice: Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Finding my Tribe

Dear Friends and Family,

For more years than I would like to recount, I have been battling chronic pain.  Since this adversity entered my life, my world as I once knew it, has drastically changed.  Every day I struggle with pain; it never leaves.  But, I still have a life to lead, a job to fulfill, and dreams to follow.  Continue reading “Finding my Tribe”

Chronic pain: I Should Have Been a Mermaid

All of my life, I have loved the water. During my childhood, I grew up in Alameda, California, an island in the San Francisco Bay. Most days, I could be found near the seashore or in the nearby swimming pool. My mom put me in swimming lessons at a young age after she found me swimming in a child’s pool while wearing a long skirt. I was pretending that I was a mermaid. Some of my fondest memories have revolved around water and the beaches that I so desperately miss. Continue reading “Chronic pain: I Should Have Been a Mermaid”

A Teacher’s List: Things A Teacher Will Say in the Classroom

In April, my students and I began working on our poetry chapbooks. For one of the poems, we wrote a list poem. List poems have always been fun, for they can rhyme or not, and they can pretty much be about anything. Continue reading “A Teacher’s List: Things A Teacher Will Say in the Classroom”

Shopping Made Simple

Photo Courtesy of Josh Pepper @ Unsplash

Well, I took the plunge and finally just hit send! With some hesitation, call me old-fashioned, I finally decided to start shopping online. Now, I have ordered items online before, for the usual stuff like gifts, books, and personal items, like my Calista Tools Ion Hot Roller Set. Come to think of it, I have ordered quite a few things: doggy diapers (that’s another story), essential oils, clothes, vitamins, make up, school supplies, and oh my. Okay granted, I admit it; I shop online. But this is the first time that I have shopped for groceries and household necessities. Continue reading “Shopping Made Simple”