Musings

The time I accidentally got on the wrong side of a Social Justice Movement

I rarely get on the wrong side of social justice movements since I am a black woman –probably one of the least statistically privileged group of people on the planet. I am covered by both the #BlackLives matter movement and the #MeToo movement. I really should know better too. I have felt that twinge of… Continue reading The time I accidentally got on the wrong side of a Social Justice Movement

adulting

How to Throw a Successful Party

I am sure that there is a misconception that you simply throw some food and people together. Then, voila! A party emerges. Very funny! I might add a disclaimer. I am not at great party planner; however, I learned a lot from the experts as I planned a party for my grandmother earlier this month. Personalize… Continue reading How to Throw a Successful Party

Health & Wellness

Plant meat: Wheat Edition

  In accordance with popular demand (or Ashley), I am going to start sharing recipes every once in a while. Compared to the gourmet chefs that I have for a mom and a sister my cooking is very simple. However, my mother declared that no child of hers would leave the house without learning how… Continue reading Plant meat: Wheat Edition

Adventures

How to Survive a Camping Trip in Joshua Tree in the Winter

I took advantage of the long weekend around President’s day to get out in nature. A friend invited me to join his ministry called F5 Challenge on a camping trip to Joshua Tree. It’s has been awhile since I have gone camping. I really miss the days of our annual pilgrimage to Redwood Campmeeting every summer.… Continue reading How to Survive a Camping Trip in Joshua Tree in the Winter