Triple Threat: Three Great Organizations Working on Education Reform in Arizona!

Triple Threat: Three Great Organizations Working on Education Reform in Arizona! (originally posted on the RPCV Phoenix Website) On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Phoenix were happy to host the education advocacy organizations AZ ED101 and Save Our Schools Arizona.  SoS AZ representatives Miryam Lerma and Jimmy Arwood gave the RPCV Phoenix a run-down on the nitty-gritty of petition circulation, signing, and turning in. (It’s…

Nomophobia

Nomophobia

Nomophobia Begins – “None More Black” A few days ago I went to sleep with an iPhone 6 Plus on my bedside table but woke up with a shiny, metal shingle. The screen was black. I tried plugging it in and charging it for an hour. I tried removing and re-adding the sim card. The screen remained black. I thought – “How much more black…

Polo Horse Insomnia

Polo Horse Insomnia

Some call it ‘monkey mind’ but I liken my insomnia to a sweaty polo horse I met in 2010… Say what? I was originally going to title this post – “Sweaty Horse Insomnia” but decided to tone it down, or class it up(?) Let me explain… Back in 2010, when Charlie and I were living the Buenos Aires life, we spent our July 4th at a…

Happy Birthday – To My Sista from anotha Mista!

Happy Birthday – To My Sista from anotha Mista!

This is the oldest picture I can find with my longest-time friend, Jill Trice. Today is her birthday! June 21st is the longest summer day of the year which is pretty cool for a birthday, too.  I invited Jill to lunch before we ever even met. I was an intern for Seagate Technology – starting in August on 2001 – and was tasked with setting…

Southwest Human Development – Little Free Library (Caps for Sale)

Southwest Human Development – Little Free Library (Caps for Sale)

It was love at first site when I read about the mission and work going on at Southwest Human Development. In their efforts to support early childhood development – SWHD is installing Little Free Libraries around Phoenix and beyond. Back in May of 2016 I was part of a kick-off event for my friend (Mama Fox) Phoebe Fox’s children’s book – “UP UP UP” – and this was…

“Notable Women” Submissions for the show “Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite”

I knew the moment I saw the call for art by the Grand Art Haus (@grandarthaus) in downtown Phoenix for “Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite” show, I had a project on my hands. I decided to seek out some notable women of 2016. Women who were fighting social justice battles long before there was a big boogey clown crowned for power. Women who would give me hope. Women who would inspire me to do and be good. Of the many social justice warriors out there, these were the ones I chose.