Five Things I’ve Learned As A “PK” (…and Five Things PKs Might Want You To Know)

My father was elected to the Pastorate of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Southeast, Washington, DC on February 4, 2003 and was duly installed (so churchy!) on May 4, 2003.  It's been twelve years.  So in honor of this auspicious occasion, I thought I would talk about being a PK. The PK life is a … Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned As A “PK” (…and Five Things PKs Might Want You To Know)

Ricky Bobby and My Unconventional Reflections on Holy Week

Let me start this post by saying that I am one of those individuals who laughs harder at Will Ferrell movies than I probably should.  I'm aware that some of you might judge me for that but I promise it has a point today.  In his 2006 movie, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, … Continue reading Ricky Bobby and My Unconventional Reflections on Holy Week

Saluting PEARLs: 30th Anniversary Edition

She thought he talked too much.  He was unbothered. When my parents met at Greater Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 31 years ago, they were two totally different people.  He was a school teacher and an active church member with affections elsewhere.  She was a new convert and trying to find her way through multiple … Continue reading Saluting PEARLs: 30th Anniversary Edition

Ode to Black Love

Subtitle To Marilyn and Garfield: Thanks for everything, Ashley BurtonOn February 18, my parents celebrated 29 years of marriage.  That is a long time.  It's longer than either of my parents had to spend with their fathers.  Together, they've been through seven presidential elections, the death of both of their mothers, birthed and raised two children through to … Continue reading Ode to Black Love