Month: February 2018

Flawless

People look at Marvel movies as epic in scope, but if you look back at the comics, you realize that Marvel heroes were often a reaction to the square-jawed DC characters like Superman, who were flawless and beyond reproach. -Jon Favreau Last weekend, like millions of others all around the world, I went to see “Black Panther” with my family. We loved the film … Read More Flawless

Taking Time

  Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. -Georgia O’Keeffe Years ago, I found myself alone, roaming the streets of Manhattan. I moved slowly and cautiously—mostly due to my six-month pregnant belly. At one point, a museum caught my eye … Read More Taking Time

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. -William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Valentines Day was the last thing on my mind when I thought of this quote. Yet, here we are on February 14 and I’m writing about Romeo and Juliet. But, what is interesting to me in this interchange between Shakespeare’s iconic … Read More What’s in a name?

Climbing the Mountain

  If there is no Struggle, there is no progress. -Frederick Douglass I call it “the clench”. It’s that moment when I internally grip all my muscles, purse my lips, and withdraw like a snail into its shell. It happens when I experience something uncomfortable—physical pain, emotional upset, or situational frustrations. It happens when I’m faced with Struggle. But, if I’m honest with myself, … Read More Climbing the Mountain