Perspective

A Post from Laura J. Delfino

I’m in the thick of the middle. Lots of going and doing and constant adjustment and readjustment of schedules, expectations, and plans; learning as I go, shooting for great, accepting whatever keeps it all afloat. I’m often caught up, nay swept away by the riptides of family-keeping. And…

Project Say Something: Acting Up

The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act, passed in May 2017, has become a contested issue in the state of Alabama recently. The Act prohibits the removal, relocation, alteration, renaming or “other disturbance” to all public buildings, streets, or monuments over 40 years old. The law is problematic to many,…

Balance

      Balance is about setting and adjusting boundaries so that they are beneficial to my emotional and physical health. For me, balance will never be a one-time alignment. It is a continual reassessment of personal, social, and political environments as they affect my life and purpose. …

Learning Myself: Duality

Once upon a time… lol. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. I know it’s cliché to begin with that sentence, but it’s the appropriate way to start this true tale about a couple of cats who grew up together, one a realist with street cred, the other who dreamed of…

FORGET ABOUT BALANCE

  “Congruence entails living in dynamic harmony, where strands of our lives play in concert together in a way that has a deep and meaningful resonance and that changes as we learn to grow” –  C. Gergen & G. Vanourek I used to really love the balance of…

Love in a Minor Key

  (A song about caring for the young voices and lives of our future.) I share my heartfelt grief with this song I wrote  after the Columbine school tragedy about 20 years ago. This tragedy continues to unfold still; – no pictures, just words.  The pictures on the…

Balancing Life’s Chaos

Balance, what is it? What does it mean to you? What disturbs your balance? How do you find yours in a world of constant chaos and disorder? So many questions, so many potential answers. Well, let me unpack this a little. Balance means different things to different people….

Words of Russell Clayton

DON’T SUFFER YOUR LIFE AWAY Some people bear their suffering better than others. When you are suffering, don’t bring any negative thoughts that may worsen an already bad situation. Aim to bring your positive attitude, stillness, and peace to whatever situation that arises, whether happy or sad. Don’t…

Frank Malaba: #MeToo

October 18, 2017 I used to get cat called as a young boy. I was 11 when a guy fondled me near the shops while visiting my mom’s friend’s place in a township in Bulawayo. He’d seen me peering over a high wall because they had a guava…

Count it all Joy

“Count it all joy, my brothers [and sisters], when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. “James: 1:2-4 Joy is that…