Night Before the Election

It’s the night before the Election. The night before we 🤞🏾hopefully 🤞🏾 get a new sane president and vice-president. I’ve already voted for #BidenHarris2020. Have you voted? I have done my part as I did in 2016. That’s why I feel calm because all I can do is wait. There is no reason for me to stress about the polls and precinct numbers. Yes, the future of America’s democracy is dangling above the White Supremacist Abyss that Trump has widened. Whatever the outcome, we, Black people, will survive.

Letting Go of My Locks

Blue bag with cut dreadlocks

Today was like most Sundays except… I had to cut my dreadlocks for the fifth plus time. (I’ve had them so often, I’ve lost count.) I had to let them go. My hair wasn’t responding well to my medication.

See, besides my depression medication, I’m also taking five more medications for my Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). Add to that my grown woman age of 50 and… My hair needed a rest. As I cut each lock, I could hear a soft voice from my hair saying, “Thank you…”


T’s Heart Journey: Atrial Fibrillation

It has to be bronchitis…I had it in the fall, so this would be the second this school year…Respiratory infections are part of working with kids, part of being an elementary teacher…That’s why I’m out of breath every time I walk…Bronchitis…Heart Disease…Atrial Fibrillation… It wasn’t bronchitis. I had fluid in …