Because the Righteous Get It Right
Sharp Is The Night
Sharp is the night, but stars with frost alive
Leap off the rim of earth across the dome.
It is a night to make the heavens our home.
~ George Meredith, Winter Heavens
Ted Lasso Is The Man
Watch on Apple TV + – Did this piece because I just adore the show. Check it out, it’ll make your day better. I promise.
Strawberry Bill Murray
Father and Son
Inspired by The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. I love these characters and the beautiful message these shows send. This is the way.
Inspired by ‘Kindred’
Kindred is a timeless novel about time. Imagine going about your day when you just get snatched into history because you have a connection – unknown to you at the time- to a specific individual you are linked to in history. And what if that time period just so happened to be 1815, when slavery was legal. Imagine this happening to you and you’re black. And a woman. That’s what happens to our protagonist, Dana- whose *now* is 1976. She must learn to survive in a world where she is considered property.
Nothing else I could say would do this justice. Parts of the novel reminded me of 12 Years A Slave. So if you’ve seen that film, you know this a story that will break your heart. Despite the tough subject matter, I recommend you read this. You will be better for it.
I love you, Octavia E. Butler!
Note: Kindred is soon to be adapted into a Netflix limited series. Release date TBA.
“Read. Everything you can get your hands on. Read until words become your friends. Then when you need to find one, they will jump into your mind, waving their hands for you to pick them. And you can select whichever you like, just like a captain choosing a stickball team.”- Karen Witemeyer