Our Triumphant March

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. — United States Constitution, Amendment I

January 21, 2017 was a historic day. An estimated 3.2 million people throughout the nation joined the Women’s March, one of the biggest protests ever recorded in the United States. Attendance was much higher than expected, and women and their allies in the U.S. and around the world gave voice to their concerns about reproductive rights, violence and sexual harassment, equal pay, prejudice and bigotry, and more. I didn’t get to participate, but the images that poured in from social media and the news were a sight to behold. It’s something I’ll remember for a lifetime. (more…)

Footprints On The Sands Of Time

Poetry.  It’s an art form I don’t claim to be very good at, yet it’s something I like to write when the mood hits.  My poems are personal; I don’t share them because they’re a form of catharsis for me.  Sometimes, there are emotions I’d rather keep to myself: sadness, frustration, fear, or anger.  Also, as I mentioned, I’m not that great at poetry.  Whenever I write it, I feel like a dolphin that suddenly finds itself in the middle of a barren desert and has no idea how to get back to the ocean.  Although, I’d assume the solution would involve a whole lot of flopping.  And dehydration.