THE WOMEN OF PURLIE VICTORIOUS

February 07, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
EXCERPT FROM AN ARTICLE IN BROADWAYWORLD. Dad passed away on February 4, 2005. Every time I go to the Music Box Theatre to see his play I get the chance to visit with him again. I am surrounded by his words and feel as if he is talking just to me. If I listen hard enough, I hear his voice and believe that he and my mother know that I am there. On...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR

January 01, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
The year is young And already I have learned that intentions are Spectrums of boundless opportunities To try again
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SELF JOY AND WONDER

December 04, 2023  •  Leave a Comment
There was a time when I didn’t sense the danger I didn’t double check or seem to care about the what ifs of jumping on a motorcycle pushing myself to the front of a crowd or diving deep into the ocean I know that part of me is still within My eyes widen and my skin erupts When I notice the chance To take a chance But I have tucked it...
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LESSONS, PRAYERS, AND GUIDANCE

November 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
How and when do you learn what is important? I ask that question from the perspective of an adult who learned about what is important from my parents and subsequently taught those lessons to my children. Lessons that were co-mingled with those learned by my husband from his parents. Lessons that I revise in my head for the grandchildren I hope to h...
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THE FRONT

October 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I was in grade school when US troops were sent into Vietnam, and I was in college when the troops were withdrawn. During that time, I participated in anti-war rallies and marches with my entire family, which embodied the People’s defiance and resistance against racism and violence. My parents gave speeches and raised funds. My brother occupied the...
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