The past couple of weeks I’ve been obsessed with the dismal student reading scores coming out of Nashville’s public schools. I’m known be a tad dramatic, but 17.5 percent is a low number no matter what you’re measuring. Further, a number as large as 82.5 percent that represents kids of color not reading at the level expected warrants Broadway-play dramatic. Instead, I plan to do … Continue reading Guest Post: Connie Williams On The Importance Of Volunteers In The Battle To Flip The Literacy Narrative
Adele, Imma need you to come from the other side and say hi right to my face. Otherwise, sista, I won’t be able to hear ya. That’s what I saw my audiologist say. Oh yeah, apparently I’ve been half-hearing with my ears and the other half with my eyes. Funny that my blog’s title is Volume and Light. I’m one big Shakespearean tragedy. The ways of … Continue reading Hello? Can You Hear Me?
DISCLAIMER: As I write, I’m suffering from the flu. There’s an 80% percent chance I won’t remember this post. The purpose of this blog is to shine light on the awesome and provide a mic for quiet greatness- and to just be silly – my greatest character trait. Since my last post two months ago, I’ve experienced a string of crappy crap, all while deploying a … Continue reading Victory in Silence and Darkness
It was the late 80’s and Sunday nights were my time for worship. I lived approximately 7 miles from the fellowship facility, but it seemed to be 70 miles because we had no car. I would start calling friends for a ride on Friday because I wanted to save Sunday afternoon for choosing an outfit. It was serious. There was no place that made me feel … Continue reading Roll. Bounce… or just stand.
Ever fried a turkey? It’s simple, right? Buy $400 of peanut oil and fry for like 45 minutes compared to the 4-hour saga of baking. Sounds too good to be true? Because IT IS! You have to let the darn oil reach, like, 6,000 degrees before dunking Mr. Turkey. And if it’s cold and windy outside, well, just put him in the oven. Not too … Continue reading Always Start at the Beginning