Happy National Black Literacy Day!

Happy National Black Literacy Day! Semicolon in Chicago, a bookstore and gallery space owned and operated by a Black woman, actively involved in literacy programs for the community, organized to get February 14th certified as National Black Literacy Day! ❤ In an article on LitHub, the bookstore owner DL Mullen describes her motivation for creating... Continue Reading →

Black History Month 2021

For Black History Month this year, I wanted to share some book recommendations I've seen on my feeds. I haven't read any of the books yet but will definitely be adding them to my TBR (To Be Read) list and spending some $$ on books! 😀 I also gave reparations today via Kinfolk Kollective, and... Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and yours a healthy, safe, and happy 2021! This year was, um, interesting, yes? Here's what I did in my 2020. I continue to work full time as a tech support person. I still solve fun problems for hospital software and enjoy working with my team. I'm not a fan of being on... Continue Reading →

Here goes!

Alright, NaNoWriMo - I hope I'm ready for you. The goal - write 50,000 words in the month of November. I'm as ready as I have ever been, and last night finished the latest draft of my outline. So here goes! A few of the podcasts/vlogs on my playlist:White HomeworkWriter's Detective BureauWriting ExcusesWriting with Jenna... Continue Reading →


Hi friends! Wishing you all health and hope and peace. It sure has been an "interesting" few months. I wanted to drop a quick note to give an update on my work and call. I am currently "on leave from call", which for me means I am taking a break from leadership in church and... Continue Reading →

Exuberant Love 2018

Leo's Ordination and Circus Filled Fundraiser! July 2014, 2018 - We gathered to celebrate God's exuberant love for all and Leo's ordination as an ELCA pastor. We continued with a celebration of exuberant love in the community with a circus filled variety show and fundraiser for AIDS Walk Portland. You can check out the fantastic... Continue Reading →

Good Friday Meditation

Willamette River, 2017The following is the meditation I shared at St. Andrew Lutheran tonight at the Good Friday service.  We did the seven last words of Jesus, and my passage was the Luke 23:32-34 below.Luke 23:32-34 (NRSV): Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. When they... Continue Reading →

Christmas Letter, 2017

To my beloved Friends and Family,Wishing you a beautiful holiday season, and all that is good and joyful in 2017! I’m grateful for each of you.  I write this on the day that the Electoral College voted, and I know that on my letter list are many who are mourning, and some who are glad. ... Continue Reading →

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