The delightful photograph above is my brother-in-law’s favorite photograph, made with his mother, when he was five years old. My mother gifted him with this portrait of the two of them, based on that photo. Let me know if you’d like an illustration done,
In the face of the brutality black people are facing from police today, I am moved to wonder what I can do. I can speak up saying this is wrong. I can vote responsibly. I can speak up when I hear racial slurs. I can also speak up against irresponsible, destructive behavior. Looting perpetuates violence against blacks. Everybody has to step up to do their part to straighten this mess out. I salute the mother who pulled her son out of the looting and off the street. I know many people will be critical of her for hitting her son, but she reacted in fear of losing her son to violence. The two of them have the rest of their lives to come to terms with what they both did that day. We should all support people who are trying to do the right thing. Please join hands to build a community for everyone. All children need education, food, and opportunity. Don’t deny children and perpetuate this craziness. Opportunities should be universal, not a privilege! Give us unity and peace.
In my family of “Mixed Nuts” Cousin Corwin was the winner, hands down. When he was about twelve, he and his twin Kelvin got in a little “dust up” with the police, so it seemed like a good time to get out of town. Aunt Essie called Daddy, asking if the twins could come spend a few days. Now if the image “twins” brings to mind thoughts of “barefoot Continue reading