Austin turns out to support Lock Arms for Life

Austin turns out to support Lock Arms for Life

Over the long holiday weekend I attended two events. First, on Saturday I was at the Women’s MarchATX2020 on the Capitol grounds talking to crowds about gun safety. Then, that following Monday you could find me at the Martin Luther King Celebration chatting up...
Paying My Price of Discomfort

Paying My Price of Discomfort

Have you ever signed up to learn something—and a day before you’re about to start the class you realize what a totally insane idea it was? Yeah? My stroke of genius was the day I signed up for the public speaking workshop. I am super awkward on stage, in front...
A Forgiving Message from the scene of the Crime

A Forgiving Message from the scene of the Crime

Do you ever wonder if the universe is sending you a message? That’s how I felt returning to the scene of the crime. I was at ease, for once, the first time I felt that way in North Carolina since Jon died. Boone was no longer a place like Death Valley. Keeping my...
Rally: part 2

Rally: part 2

At the #wearorange rally we’re laughing at the silly orange costume pieces. Susan replaces the orange tutu and funny little party hat on the table next to the band of orange hair that I was wearing. We walk away talking. Susan’s going to post a picture of us wearing...
#WearOrange

#WearOrange

#WearOrange: June 2nd and 3rd.   I’ve never gone to a rally of any kind in my life, nor do I consider myself an activist. Then I received a text from Everytown for Gun Safety. I felt compelled to act. I clicked on the #WearOrange link and found that there was an...