Tawny Weatherly was the last person I wanted to see today. Tawny was a chain smoker, and had been since the age of fifteen. She had been diagnosed with laryngeal cancer and by a medical miracle survived it. Now, she spoke robotically through a voice box, while puffing a cigarette at the same time. As a home health nurse, I had never met someone that disregarded their health as much as Tawny. Weighing close to 450 pounds she often surrounded herself with take out pizzas, fr
"Infidelity,” Ann whispered beneath the brisk rhythms of the violin.
“Excuse me?” Replied a low male voice.
“You asked me earlier why my engagement with Lord Alexander was broken. There’s my answer.”
“Infidelity,” he replied stunned. “who dared to betray a daughter of the Duke of Westwood? Why have I not heard of this?”
“No one has. My father made sure of it.” Ann replied barely audible.
“Your father is a respectable man. Why would he stand for the em
The Struggle: The Assimilation into a Predominately White Church Growing up black, church was the staple of the neighborhood. It was where community happened. It was where the elders were celebrated, and the youth were organized. If you needed hope because your power was about to be cut off, you went to the church. If the police had just arrested your son, and you needed comfort, the church was there. If you child had succeeded in school, the church rewarded your child. Every
No one ever came to see the old man. Six months . no family . no friends . Often I wondered what happened. Had he ignored them too? I saw pictures of his sons, his deceased wife , and even a few gray haired sisters ,but none of them ever came. Thanksgiving arrived, along with Christmas and no one came. Then on one cold January day ,it was his birthday ,and I received a call from my supervisor that his nephew was coming to visit . I smiled.
I started cleaning the second