My mother gave thanks every day. She understood the blessing of waking up each morning and being able to see. That’s right, just see. Because, the gift of sight, as well as hearing, albeit simplistic, is, in fact, just that, a gift. And, my mother understood the profound power of the simple blessings many of […]
Mother Eartha, Eartha Kitt, taught me to that we are ALL made to be UNIQUE and the importance of loving and accepting that fact. I was watching Shark Tank recently (yes, I love that show), and saw two young girls, kidpreneurs, Madison and Mallory, pitch their company Angels and Tomboys, and make a deal […]
There were no shortcuts growing up with my mother Eartha Kitt. In fact, when it came to exercise, the long route was often the one she chose. Walking, she felt was the “simplest thing in the world to do – and the best and cheapest form of aerobic exercise (no fees, no equipment),” and […]
Ah, Eartha’s wisdom was simple, yet profound. She didn’t need many words to make a point. She would often say, “Don’t Panic. It doesn’t change a thing, and only makes it difficult to see the options that may be in front of you.” Easier said than done, I know, but as a person who can […]
Question: “What do you do for fun?” Answer: “I find fun in every day.” I was raised by a mother who found beauty and joy in every day. Even on the days in her life, that were challenging. On those days, the only beauty kind of beauty may have been that she opened her eyes. When […]
I’m really excited to let you know that I was just interviewed on the Multiracial Family Man podcast to discuss issues confronting multiracial people and multiracial families. It was great fun, and I really hope you’ll download, listen to, and share the podcast. You can find the podcast here.
I was eyeing the chain as it draped across the driveway, marking it’s territory, daring anyone to cross. The large, shiny steel colored links held each other with the strength of ancient Chinese warriors. It hung low in the middle like a pregnant cat’s belly, but maintained its power nonetheless. I was hypnotized as it […]
Fried chicken, sweet potatoes and collard greens. No matter how far my mother – Eartha Kitt – had come from her roots in South Carolina, she was still a southerner when it came to cooking. Those were the foods she cooked the most when I was young. And, rice. I’m not sure why all of […]