As we continue to surf the pandemic wave, I find it interesting what people can and cannot live without. Right now, as high school, college and professional football seasons loom, I am witnessing a withdrawal among many that's akin to quitting a substance--legal (alcohol/cigarettes) or illegal. Call it Sports DTs, and I don't mean defensive … Continue reading Am I Missing a Sports Gene?
The Relationship Manager and Lending Specialist for the local branch of Bank of America called my house. Fortunately, I wasn't home. But my husband, who never picks up a phone, answered and later dutifully gave me a message. What did she want? I asked him. That's when he became my recognizable husband again. I don't … Continue reading Are Institutions and Businesses Engaging in Performance Activism?
BBC reporter Joshua Nevett wrote an interesting piece about people who have dared to record moments of police brutality. Nevett begins by writing about 17-year-old Darnella Frazier, the young woman who had the presence of mind to film what would eventually become the murder of George Floyd. The story reminded me of an ethical discussion … Continue reading Have We Become Documentary Filmmakers?
The first time I was called the "n" word was in 2nd grade. Yes, the first time etches itself. I even remember the name of the person who hurled the slur. Just recently my closest friend told me the taunter had had an awful upbringing; a mother with a psychiatric illness. So he was a … Continue reading Can I Offer a Different Perspective on Racism?