Monthly Archives: June 2012

Faith

I come from an extraordinary family.  My own family is worth a hundred books–I could write a series just on the jobs my father held or on the summers we spent as children with our beloved cousins and great-aunts and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Leotha and Elvis Mearns

By 11:30 this morning, I’d said goodbye to one of my favorite people on earth, Leotha Douglas, and my new dog, Elvis Mearns. Leotha died in the early hours. It makes sense. He was a Morning Star type, for those … Continue reading

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Riding Back Through Alligator Alley and Thinking About Slavery

Michael drove me to Miami today to drop off my visa application documents to the Brazilian Consulate.  If any of you know me in the slightest, you’ll know that I had no idea the NBA Championship just happened and was … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic.

In December 2010, a young adventurer named Hendri Coetzee took two National Geographic explorers on an expedition on a remote section of the Congo Basin called the Lukaga River.  The South African man, 35 years old, was world-renowned for his … Continue reading

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Moments from the Portuguese

When I first started getting sober, and I mean first started, like 36 hours into it, I had some ideas about what I needed to do.  So, instead of bracing up and going to a meeting and doing the 12 Steps … Continue reading

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