Category: Beliefs

Your Eyes were on the Prize, John Lewis

Your Eyes were on the Prize, John Lewis

I join millions of others in mourning the late Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, a true American hero, and offer a simple haiku in his honor.

COVID-19 is Hard on Everyone: We’re Staying In, but Looking Out

COVID-19 is Hard on Everyone: We’re Staying In, but Looking Out

It’s clear that these COVID-19 hardships aren’t going away any time soon. We are all, in a way, staying in, but looking out the window toward that future where things aren’t quite so hard.

Essay in Texas Monthly about Juneteenth by a Black Writer

Essay in Texas Monthly about Juneteenth by a Black Writer

Highlighting a gritty, moving and inspiration story in honor of Juneteenth.

Listening

Listening

Now is a good time for listening, and learning.
I hear you. #BlackLivesMatter

Freedom’s Plow – Wisdom from Poet Langston Hughes, Because Something Must Be Said

Freedom’s Plow – Wisdom from Poet Langston Hughes, Because Something Must Be Said

It has to be crystal clear where the Glover Gardens blog stands on racism and prejudice.

spring forward (a coronavirus poem for national poetry month)

spring forward (a coronavirus poem for national poetry month)

In the winter of our COVID-19 discontent, spring is a reminder that resilience, empathy and love are the strongest contagions.

The Easter Butterfly

The Easter Butterfly

And then, all of the sudden, it flew away, wafting on the breeze high above the cypress trees, its wings fluttering a timeless message: fear not, only believe.

What the Car Saw in Spring: “Progress”

What the Car Saw in Spring: “Progress”

The story this picture tells is the relentless march of “progress” and how we continue to eradicate nature in favor of more and more and more and MORE cement and “convenience”.

Juxtapositions

Juxtapositions

Winter will make way for spring, in many ways.

TCM Classic Film Festival 2020 – Classic Movies are in My DNA

TCM Classic Film Festival 2020 – Classic Movies are in My DNA

Conversations with my Dad about the meaning of classic films we watched helped to form my values and view of the world.

Truths from the Mouths of Babes

Truths from the Mouths of Babes

Crepo Elementary School fourth-grader Brandon Curbow tackled the timely topics of school safety and gun control while presenting his winning speech at the 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition.

Martin Luther King Day Haiku

Martin Luther King Day Haiku

Inclusiveness is the only way we can ever be whole.

Pretty Little Weed, a Mindful Haiku for the New Year

Pretty Little Weed, a Mindful Haiku for the New Year

I’d like to get better at being in the moment, truly living, absorbing, feeling, whatever it is that I’m doing. Being more mindful, overall.

Barbara Jordan’s Wisdom about Acceptance

Barbara Jordan’s Wisdom about Acceptance

Simple, profound and essential, this message is timeless, and yet I feel that there is an underlying urgency about it right now.

Tighten Up!

Tighten Up!

A funk song from 1968 provides a leadership lesson almost 50 years later.

Great Essay: I’m Not The Radical Left, I’m The Humane Middle

Great Essay: I’m Not The Radical Left, I’m The Humane Middle

Stuff that needs to be said.

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

Still Life: Seashells with Shellac on a Paper Bag.

Reflections: No Keep Out Signs Here

Reflections: No Keep Out Signs Here

Reflections on an open mind, a growth mindset and an open heart. An open heart is the hardest.

Haiku: What’s Inside Matters

Haiku: What’s Inside Matters

This haiku is for every extraordinary woman who sometimes needs affirmation.

Beasts of Burden: What Do They Think?

Beasts of Burden: What Do They Think?

I’ve always wondered how our beasts of burden feel about their “jobs”. Are their feet hurting? Do they enjoy being useful, understanding how important they are to us, or do they want to go on strike for better working conditions, a day off, or higher “wages”?


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