There is a scene from the movie "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter" that makes me think of my parents when young. The exquisite Sandra Lockheart playing a 16 year old girl and her boyfriend
If there’s one thing we cannot choose in this lifetime, its parents.
I didn't come out until I was 31.
I grew up in a time when being black meant you had to watch yourself, where you went, who you looked at and what the signs said. Remember this was still in the 1960's
Some Red Room topics are harder to write about than others. Identifying great parents is one of them.
Red Room invites us: This week, whether it's your own parents or someone else's, please blog about the best example you've seen of great parenting.
(I wrote the following on Thanksgiving Day, 2009.
When I first started dating Dan - who would later become my husband - he surprised me only a couple of weeks into our dating life by asking me over to dinner with some of his family: Kate and Jan,
My brother and I were adopted in 2008 by Ken Pitman, the man we’ve called Dad since 1967. I was forty-eight, my brother was fifty and two years had passed since our biological father passed away.
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