Monthly Archive: September 2016


President Obama speaks at the NMAAHC Opening

President Barack Obama, speaking at the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, “We’re not a burden on America, or a stain on America, or an object of pity or charity for America. We’re America. And that’s what this museum explains, the fact that our stories have shaped every corner of our culture.”


Resilience: A Black Lives Matter Mix

With everything going on in our country, I turn to music now as I have in the past to help work out and work through the pain and hurt. To try to heal in the face of a society that still isn’t whole and has resisted being so since long before I was born. A Facebook friend put together a mix of tunes that helps. #BlackLivesMatter


Humdrum Doldrums

I am stuck in a rut. This isn’t surprising, really. Ruts are comfortable, habits are easy, keeping things even-keeled is very attractive. Change isn’t necessarily scary for me, but putting forth that effort can be.


UNCENSORED: DC Public Library Celebrates Banned Books Week

UNCENSORED is DC Public Library’s brand for their celebration of Banned Books Week (September 25-October 1), which includes public programming at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library and 25 neighborhood libraries, along with a fundraiser for the DC Public Library Foundation, UNCENSORED: The Cocktail Party.