Perspective

Goin’In: Shelter, What Shelter?

The Roseman Covered Bridge. Covering enhances the life of a wooden bridge.   Shelter, what shelter? That’s cynical me scanning an environment that isn’t particularly sheltering for Black folks. The concept of shelter seems obvious but deserves a little excavation. As I considered “shelter,” I became enamored with…

A Safe Haven

The news of the world affects me in ways both spiritual and mental. Reports of wars, atrocities committed in the name of God, racism, and all sorts of other dark stuff, has the power to induce in me a state of depression which can last for days if…

A “little love stor(y)”

at 11:42 AM · I attended my youngest daughters preschool concert this morning. Lady, my youngest, has special needs and she’s in a classroom with other children who have special needs. They are marvelous tiny humans. They are actually, and arguably, better than your average #tinyhumans Because of…

Thanks for Listening: Financial Shelter

Many of us go through life without ever thinking about the security of our finances. We tend to leave the thought of serious finances ” Blowing in the wind’! We sometimes see others who we think negatively have substantial financial wealth because they must have cheated their way…

From Frank Malaba’s Prosetry: Worth

August 5, 2018 Worth There is a place where hurt sits in the cradle of our souls. It gets deposited there and is pressed in. Once in a while, a cleansing occurs. Almost like how a refiner’s fire separates the gunk from pure gold. We use the treasurable…

Shelter: Heitz Hall 1968–69

Bradley University, class of 1971, represented the most significant number of black women enrolling at one time. Unless you came with a friend and requested her as a roommate, the university decided each black girl should have a white roommate. On the cusp of womanhood and away from…

BEING REBORN CULTURALLY

I have explored other cultures with the knowledge that they will be quite different from my own upbringing.  What is culture?  I would maintain that we all grow up in a particular community and national culture which has its own styles, conditionings, and attitudes.  Many people don’t ever…

Culture Humanity’s Bridge

Culture is a word for the ‘way of life’ of groups of people, meaning the way they do things. … https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture There are those that have a need to see everyone doing everything alike. The so called “right way.” History has shown that human characteristic to be a…

Pay Attention- You Can Learn from Another Culture

During a recent journey to Mexico, I found new facets of culture to which I had previously paid little attention. That first day, a publicly displayed prevalence of skulls that, in our USA culture, symbolize fear and death came front and center. Their appearance stirred another, more distant…