For future folks who need to know what it was like in a pandemic: social media was not helpful.
I've mostly stayed off it lately and went on for less than a minute today. It confirmed my hypothesis.
It might be because I was once an archaeologist. Or maybe, I became an archaeologist because I love cemeteries.
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I wish it wasn't so and it is. I'm coming up on my second term of my MBA. Definitely a privilege. I get the privilege of doing the pre-requisites too.
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Staying on the surface means you don't get dunked. Being nimble when the waves come means you rise above.
Here's a summertime poem that I wrote in the same format as the poem "In Just" by E. E. Cummings about spring. You can read it here from the Poetry Foundation.
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I think I mentioned that my husband and I cancelled our planned cruise to the Mediterranean due to a pandemic. As a consolation, we booked a shorter, closer, remoter vacation up north so I took a week off. from everything. Originally, I was going to keep posting my poems daily and then I felt a twinge of indignation and resentment. Resenting poetry? Me? Ok. It's been a tough year. So. I decided to take a week off from every expectation, including ones I put on myself, my poetry. Tomorrow, I'll be back at it and thank so much, if you're following along and wondering what happened. It was me. On a consolation vacation.
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Elevating luv_exposition on Instagram whose Juneteenth poem holds the same flavor of frustration those enslaved Texans must have felt hundreds of years ago.
Another double for today. Thinking about statue removal and why it seems such a big deal to folks. Here's an article by Camille Squires if you want to know where it's happening. Here's an article by Anne C. Bailey if you want to know why it happened in 2018 (and it's happening again). Here's an article from Betty Lyons for why statues that commemorate people who have done atrocious actions against fellow humans should come down.
Fuller and Harsch. I wish they were a fun crime solving duo. They aren't. I'm going to be tuning in and I'm grateful for those who made the time to call for justice.
Creative enthusiast, gregarious naturalist, opinionated activist, RYT 200. Amy Kay Czechowicz completed a poetry challenge for 2018 by posting an original poem daily to this blog and she's doing it again in 2020! You can read those and more by clicking and exploring below!