Thought of the Week: How are you?

“How are you?” In class this week, I had a thought about how people always ask “How are you?” as a pleasantry. It’s a polite thing to say. People don’t usually expect a truly honest answer. Which led me onto

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple is set in the deep American South between the wars. The central character is Celie, a black woman born into poverty, raped by her father, then sold into marriage. It is when she meets Shug Avery, a

Happy New Year! Goals for 2018!

2017 has gone. Ended. Done. 2018 has arrived. And with it, new possibilities, a blank page. A new story to write. New chances. I am approaching this new year with intention. Creating specific goals and plans. As far as my

December 2017 Wrap-up!

December has been a challenging month, in many ways. It has been a rollercoaster of changes and small steps forward. Some of the challenges I have overcome, others I have survived. Believe me, there is a vast difference in those