Monthly Archives: April 2015

Don’t worry ’bout now

As I said before, living in Knoxville was new and fun. The condo we lived in at first had a pool, so I could swim whenever I wanted to.  Which was great because when I first moved to Tennessee, I … Continue reading

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MY DNA Journey

I grew up thinking that I was British and French and African American. I’m not. My biological last name is Polish, but I’m not Polish either.  My adoptive last name is German.  But I’m not German either. What is my … Continue reading

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Girls…. We Run This Motha…..

When I see a post like this about an Instagram Picture trying to disgrace a woman’s natural cycle, I am incensed.  So I bring awareness to this issue, rather than lash out. When I read about a college aged male baseball player calling … Continue reading

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40 Years Later – Operation Baby Lift Crash Survivors Reunited

All photos Courtesy of Phillip R. Wise Sgt. Phillip Wise was a young man from Flint, Michigan who enlisted in the United States Air Force right out of Southwestern High School and was sent to fight in Vietnam over 40 years … Continue reading

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Wisdom Comes From Unlikely Sources

By now you probably have heard of Dixon D. White. If you haven’t, you should have.  He’s a self-proclaimed redneck calling on all white people to make a video of “White Racial Responsibility.”  And he’s making lots of fans along … Continue reading

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Rocky Top

Before I go one step further, I really need to clarify somethings. When I say that I was a “White girl” in law school and basically doing all the right things and at the same time a “Black girl” smoking … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Place I’d Rather Be

When i left off in my story, I had just moved to Knoxville. I had just started working at the Boys and Girls Clubs in the projects of Montgomery Village.  This was where I became painfully aware of the fact … Continue reading

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Indiana Birth Mothers – “Governor Pence Does Not Speak For Me”

In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage- to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, … Continue reading

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Peace and Justice in East Tennessee

But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! Continue reading

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When did organic vegetables become a rich, hipster “thing”?

When I was growing up organic vegetables were just “vegetables.” My mother grew them and canned them.  My neighbor had a garden that was about two acres big.  She grew everything.  Going to the grocery store to buy corn or … Continue reading

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