Category: Opinion

Dr. King and His Dream are More Relevant Than Ever

Dr. King and His Dream are More Relevant Than Ever

Martin Luther King Day is special, a time when we reflect on our beliefs about equality, equity, inclusion, diversity, fairness, etc., and, as one of my colleagues said today, recommit to acting on them.

Simple Things: The Pleasure of Late-Season Cards

Simple Things: The Pleasure of Late-Season Cards

Simple things, simple pleasures, treasures of the season – that’s what it’s all about.

Just Connect, Just Love, Just Accept, Just Listen

Just Connect, Just Love, Just Accept, Just Listen

Sometimes, people die because they feel “less than”; they die because they think they’re alone. They think they’re the only ones crying in the night, because they’re crying alone and don’t feel safe enough to talk about it. We. Have. To Talk. About. It.

Rambling Musings After a Visit to the Women’s Health Center

Rambling Musings After a Visit to the Women’s Health Center

Famous females, flagrant fees and fleeting images… just a few reflections from a necessary health check.

The Texas Deep Freeze and Power Grid Fiasco: We Have to Do Better

The Texas Deep Freeze and Power Grid Fiasco: We Have to Do Better

There will be repercussions: lawsuits and hearings, accusations and resignations, and perhaps, at long last, legislation and regulations.

Great Article: Black History Month is for You, for Me, for Everyone

Great Article: Black History Month is for You, for Me, for Everyone

Black History Month is one of many opportunities for individuals and organizations to acknowledge the rich historical legacy of Black people.

Ally Ally Oxen Free (Time to Begin Again)

Ally Ally Oxen Free (Time to Begin Again)

Without guile, sarcasm, irony, mockery, I-Told-You-So-ism, satire or derision, the message I wish to share today, inauguration day, is this Kingston Trio song.

An Open Letter from a Friend: “Folks, ADD Stinks!”

An Open Letter from a Friend: “Folks, ADD Stinks!”

If you have an ADD employee or family member I hope these insights will help you understand them.

Martin Luther King Day Haiku: Not Just a Dream

Martin Luther King Day Haiku: Not Just a Dream

it’s not enough to “not be racist,” I must be anti-racist and actively involved in highlighting injustice and creating a better world, along the lines of “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”.

Never Doubt That One Person Can Absolutely, Positively Make a Difference

Never Doubt That One Person Can Absolutely, Positively Make a Difference

Each of us has the opportunity to positively impact others by the way we live and act on our values.

Malcolm Gladwell’s 3-Word Reminder to Stop You from Overthinking

Malcolm Gladwell’s 3-Word Reminder to Stop You from Overthinking

“Hamlet Was Wrong!” Source: Malcolm Gladwell’s 3-Word Reminder to Stop You from Overthinking This quick read is provocative and inspiring in a time of uncertainty.

Food Rant: Just Go with Fresh Garlic

Food Rant: Just Go with Fresh Garlic

By using giant jars of pre-minced garlic that’s floating in additives, are we fostering a generation of underprivileged taste buds that have never experienced the joy of fresh garlic?

Houston Chronicle Article by Alison Cook: Houston Can’t Afford to Lose Its Restaurants

Houston Chronicle Article by Alison Cook: Houston Can’t Afford to Lose Its Restaurants

Here in a city that has been on the leading edge of demographic change in America since the 1970s, restaurants have functioned as a kind of crossroads and social glue.

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.

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.

NextTribe.Com Article: Lifelong Learning as a Couple – Good for the Mind, Good for the Marriage

NextTribe.Com Article: Lifelong Learning as a Couple – Good for the Mind, Good for the Marriage

This is a wonderful article about a couple of terrific people I am very blessed to know. Tom and Marti embody open-mindedness, curiosity and the wisdom that comes from seeking knowledge and letting your understanding of the world evolve.

no time to blink (haiku for earth day)

no time to blink (haiku for earth day)

What does it really look like when we get down the road? It’s up to us, isn’t it? This is no time to blink.

A Shocking Contradiction in Terms: Velveeta “Fresh Packs”

A Shocking Contradiction in Terms: Velveeta “Fresh Packs”

A light-hearted but hopefully provocative food-snob rant during a ghastly and unpredictable pandemic.

Breaking Radio Silence

Breaking Radio Silence

Physical isolation and all of the uncertainty brought about by Covid-19’s impact to our entire existence is the new normal, and it’s time to rejoin the social world.


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