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Making Amends to 2020 | Nonfiction

Making Amends to 2020 | Nonfiction

“No one knows what karma awaits us, But what we sow now will be reaped in lives to come; that is certain. So be kind to one and all And don’t be biased, Based upon illusions regarding gain and loss.” “The Mani Man” from The Snow...
The Last Cup | Fiction

The Last Cup | Fiction

It cannot speak to her, I must speak through it. I must say in a moment what I could not otherwise say in a lifetime and what I did not manage to say in the lifetime I shared with her. The process itself is the statement, the making of it. Every time my fingers touch...
River Daughters I | Visual Art

River Daughters I | Visual Art

River Daughters I RIVER-DAUGHTERS, I, II, III, 2020 (Watercolor on canvas, 32.3 W x 46.5 H x 13 in), is a watercolor series that examines the beauty of womanhood and femininity. In the Yorubá tradition of mother Africa, the river goddess Oshun is the incorporation of...
True in the Way it Needs to Be | Nonfiction

True in the Way it Needs to Be | Nonfiction

I cast my first and only spell inside Sarah’s garage one night just as summer was cresting into fall. Actually, it was her parent’s garage and we both were only in Grand Rapids, our hometown, for the weekend. I hadn’t seen her in years, we were close in high school,...