For the first time in 50 years, I am afraid of being a black person in America! After Dr. King was murdered, I worried about being killed because someone who had never met me felt that I did not belong in the country that I love. I remember quite vividly when a black male and... Continue Reading →
How Blessed I Feel Today
Saying you feel blessed is relative. This means that we don't generally think in terms of being blessed until we speak to someone in a worst situation than we find ourselves, which is what happened to me. As I approach my 67th birthday in 10 days, I am so grateful for the modicum of health... Continue Reading →
Have I Finished My Course?
Every day I feel as though I am leaving something undone that I was born to do, a task that only I am qualified and equipped to do. Morning slips into afternoon, and I have not accomplished anything of value, at least that is how I feel. Then, night is upon us, and all that... Continue Reading →
Preparing for Our Last Move
As I continue to battle bronchitis and asthma-related symptoms, Douglas and I have determined that we must leave this beloved house that we have lived in for just over three years. We thought it was our last big move, but it has become apparent that something in the house or the surrounding area impacts my... Continue Reading →
What Will People Think of Us in a Century or Two?
Douglas and I love finding ruins, particularly Roman ruins, and when we are walking through them, I can almost see in my imagination the people from centuries ago as they went about their daily lives. It is somewhat eerie, but maybe spirits do live in places long after they have been vacated by people. I... Continue Reading →
The Power of a Garden!
A former student gave me the cross pictured above, and it sits in my front yard among our flowers and shrubs as a reminder of the power of a garden. It states, "One is closer to God in a garden than any place else on earth." I have found this to be true, and wherever... Continue Reading →
Ten Years Later: The Story Continues
I was still stunned from being told two days before that I had colon cancer! How could that be even possible? Life as I knew it ceased with that one diagnosis, and I knew that from now on, there would be "Regina before cancer" and "Regina after cancer." Two very different people destined to live... Continue Reading →
I Am So Out of Touch!
I received the invitation for my youngest grandson's birthday party for this Sunday. I believe Jadon will be ten years old, but with 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, I simply cannot remember when some of them were born. I sent his mother a text to see what he likes, so that I can buy him... Continue Reading →
Believe Me, It’s Personal!
When someone tells me not to take something personal that is written or said about me, I know that I should do the opposite. Friends and colleagues try to save our feelings by insisting that we not consider negative words regarding our efforts, demeanor, or intelligence as a direct attack against us. But, I have... Continue Reading →