Very Random Rumblings…

First off, I need your input.  On Friday, Eugene Peterson -of The Message- fame is coming to my school to speak in chapel & since classes are canceled that day I was hoping to save myself the $50 in gas & get some extra studying done.  After chapel is a really nice lunch & then some really cool theater team.  Should I go?  Having now studied Greek for a mere 4 weeks I have a new & profound respect for… Read more

The miseducation of Jerald Degraffenreid

  Thanks to the wide world of facebook, last week I connected with Jerald Degraffenreid.  Who? Jerald Degraffenreid.  The only black person I know with a last name longer than 12 letters.  Also, my nearest & dearest friend growing up in the 17,000th block of Braile in Detroit, MI. Our houses were literally no more than 4 ft. apart and in our prepubescent years we could both go upstairs and pass things to one another from the second floor.  We… Read more

Will you help me name this baby?

This baby needs a name. My first wordpress blog name was : “This is Interesting.” Yesterday I changed it to “we could all use a little grace.” Now I’m thinking of these options: 1.  “black.white.grace” 2. black, white & grace all over 3. black + white = grace or something with the name grace in it.  Got any ideas? Whatever I chose I want it to be the NEW domain name…. as I’m still trying to weed “gracee” out of… Read more

if i may, i’d like to say –I’m proud.

I had forgot about the debate tonight… what a dork… anyway I happened to catch the last 8 minutes of it.  I was watching on myspace’s live webcast & so they let it linger for a full minute after the debate was over. Long enough to see each one go up & greet their wives, and then all four come back on stage to wave. I must say, I had a moment of great pride seeing a black couple up… Read more

fit thieves for women

A few years ago I took part in Fit Zone’s for women so-called “21 day fitness study” where they basically rope you in to becoming a member by paying the 1st year in advance for a fraction of the price. At first things were all good… until I had a baby.  The problem is they don’t open until 8:30am, so a working mom can’t get up early to work out before work.  The next problem is they close at 8:30pm,… Read more

Are we “one of those” types of parents?

  Ransom has been in young 3’s pre-school for 2.5 weeks now & I fear we have all ready established the “those kind of parents” reputation.Oy. First of all, we registered late and then came late to the orientation, and then Dave had to leave early.It was obvious.Because we were late, we are the only parents who aren’t signed up to help drive for the field trips… all year. Then, because of my own trifliness of reading his schedule wrong,… Read more

Well, this is weird

For some reason now that I am on my sabbatical and it represents such a dramatic upheaval of my life as it was known to me just 2 short months ago, every little change -including moving my blog from myspace/facebook/xanga- feels like such a dramatic undergoing.  Feels, a little weird.  Lonely even.  Not knowing if anyone will actually read this.  Starting over with new readers.  Sheesh. I’ve contemplated that perhaps the fact that I don’t easily accept change perfectly counters… Read more

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