* Holiday greetings!

What a surprising Christmas!  I was shocked that the Grinch visited my doctor’s office.


I was amazed at the “Joy in the Morning” performance at Colonial Williamsburg, an insightful musical production focusing on the lives of slaves.  It was inspiring and thought-provoking.  I chatted with “Lydia” after the performance and her desire was twofold: to humanize the enslaved (including a better understanding of their joy and resilience) and to continue the discussion on slavery as a nation, recognizing its ongoing effects.

And I was a bit crushed, literally, that I drove our rental car into a dumpster.  No photos needed.  I’ll be sending THOSE to our insurance company.  That backing-up camera on the dashboard was NO help whatsoever!

Hope you had a great one!