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I'm not sure how you landed here but, I'm so glad you stopped by. Causerie is a short conversational blog where you will hear and see what's on my heart, mind and plate, in as few words as possible.

My husband is white, I'm black and, at times this makes for good conversation among families, friends, strangers, and ourselves. We have four children and one grandchild (even though we think we are too young to be grandparents).

I'm a follower of Jesus (Yeshua) and it's my "relationship" with Him (not religion) that keeps me from jumping off the nearest bridge and pushing others off.

I grew up wanting to be a writer - a famous, well-paid author if I'm going to be honest - but "life" got in the way and I got side tracked by crazy stuff like abusive relationships and a radical black power movement.

The Midwest is home, though I once lived on the East Coast and feel pretty proud that I survived that. I'm an advocate for a non-profit organization that focuses on neighborhood empowerment and improvement. Contrary to popular belief, there is good in the "hood" and if you don't believe it, check back here from time to time and I'll tell you all about it.

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So anyway, thanks for stopping by, friend. You are always welcome in this space.


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