Monthly Archives: June 2012

An Open Letter to all Parents and Grandparents,

Dear elders, We want you to understand that you are very important to us and that your life is our roots. You are the bridge, a living link between our ancestors and us. Your life and the lives of the families you come from, is our heritage, our legacy. We would appreciate having the opportunity…

Singing the “Everything is Going Fine Blues.”

At first, my visits to my aunt Martha were going “Fine.” “How are you?” she would ask, “Fine,” I would answer. How are the children? “Fine.” How’s your work? “Fine.” After about five more “Fines,” I would begin to feel uncomfortable, start to look at my watch, and wonder if I had been there long…