Kid Fury and Crissle gave Seattle an oasis of blackness with The Read Live

I have been a faithful listener of The Read podcast for a while now. My Thursday routine wouldn’t be complete without my weekly dose of Kid Fury and Crissle. I live for the opening song, the black excellence segment, the hot topics, and the read. I don’t actually care about the listeners questions but we …

The salmon make their last hurrah bringing life into the world

Living in Seattle, there is no shortage of natural wonderment to experience. Today, I spent the afternoon witnessing one of life’s great journeys. I got to see the salmon swimming upstream to spawn and die. I’m more than a little in awe of the choreography of it all. I’ve made hundreds of visits to the …

I turned 40 and here is what I learned about hitting this major life milestone

My birthday is one of the most important days of the year. You can fight me on it, but I’d win. For starters, I was born on that day, automatically making it a holiday. But, it turns out, my birthday is actually a national holiday. It’s the day we honor our armed forces for their …

I went to the Black Women in Tech Summit and it was awesome

I didn’t have a traditional path to a tech career. I started out as a magazine journalism major. During my junior year, I made the decision to learn how to build websites because I knew print wasn’t going to be around. Even then, publications were growing their web presence and I wanted to be in …

A trip to the pumpkin patch is a fall tradition

I love traditions. My family has a set of pretty strong traditions connected to holidays, birthdays, and just being together. After living away from my family for a decade, I’ve made a few traditions of my own as well. One of those traditions is a trip to the pumpkin patch. My linesisters, their little people, …