It’s OK to be in the Middle of the Searching

When you find yourself in a difficult situation, it often means you are searching out something. Some want to escape and withdraw from this journey of discovery, others – to take it further and go deeper into it. That’s what my koan taught me anyway. A koan is a puzzling […]

Breaking Down Racial Walls

In fifth grade, I had two favorite songs. “You Ain’t Woman Enough” by Loretta Lynn and “Color Blind” by En Vogue. I never claimed to be normal. In my after school drama class, we did a unit on lip syncing, and I performed “Color Blind.” I knew every word and […]

Leaning Into the Exciting and Scary New

There is a term in gardening for dormant plants pulled out of the soil they were grown in, and waiting to be planted in a new place with fresh soil. Appropriately called bare root, the roots are bare of their grounding, without the safety and nutrients needed to blossom and […]