Girls of summer · Pat Asch Fellowship · RVA

A Gracious Plenty

The last couple of weeks have been filled up with amazing women doing amazing work. This year, when the YWCA of Richmond selected me as their third Pat Asch Social Justice Fellow, (I freaked out and) I joined Cheryl Groce-Wright and Leslie Lytle in an emerging sisterhood of justice-seeking women living and working in Richmond.… Continue reading A Gracious Plenty

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Girls of summer · RVA

Countdown to Girls of Summer 2017: Rita Williams-Garcia is Coming to #RVA!

Beyond thrilled to share that our special guest author for Girls of Summer 2017 is the amazing Rita Williams-Garcia! Join us at the Richmond Public Library on 6/21/17 at 7 pm. Please share far and wide!

Grace · RVA

Taking a Stand for Girls

It’s MLK Day in our nation, during a time when our country is heartbreakingly fractured. On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the two of us took a stand and walked in the March on Monument, a peaceful coming together of the various social justice groups that serve the Richmond community.  Two thousand or so of our neighbors stood… Continue reading Taking a Stand for Girls

Albert · Birds, Dogs, Trees, the River · Grace · If You Enjoy Your Life · RVA · VCU Basketball

2011: A Wonderful Life

Here's a look back on 2011, a really great year for my family and me. Bubba started a new job a year ago and every day we're thankful that he has a job he enjoys. This year I got to go to Houston with my mom and my cousin to watch our VCU Rams play… Continue reading 2011: A Wonderful Life

Birds, Dogs, Trees, the River · Poetry · RVA

Herons and Shad and Poetry

Last night, I dreamed that I was walking at the river, down at Pony Pasture. In my dream, there were Great Blue Herons everywhere! Not a stretch, really, since there actually ARE Great Blue Herons everywhere on the James. [And lately, I can pretty reliably sight a kingfisher, too. No, not the beer. The bird.]… Continue reading Herons and Shad and Poetry

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Hometown Culture and Cuisine

My husband, Bubba, and I spent Saturday being tourists in our hometown, Richmond, Virginia. It's easy to fall into a weekend rut - eh...routine. Not a thing wrong with filling Saturday and Sunday with chores, errands, a movie, and a good book, but we decided to switch it up yesterday. We started the morning out… Continue reading Hometown Culture and Cuisine

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RAMS Win!

Mom and I are headed home from Houston now - somewhere in Louisiana on Route 12 East. We had a great trip to the NCAA Final Four. March Madness has come to an end and, truthfully, I'm looking forward to getting back to Richmond and - starting tomorrow - digging in my garden, walking my… Continue reading RAMS Win!