Observing Humans Under Stress in the Airport

Being stuck in the airport is a great chance to watch people deal with disappointment and things outside of their control. Observed today: The Grumbler: Vents aimlessly to anyone in earshot but not loudly or with any attempt to do anything to fix it. The Busybody: Has to find something to do that’s demonstrably “doing… Continue reading Observing Humans Under Stress in the Airport

Susie King Taylor Community School

I’m on the governing board of Susie King Taylor Community School, and it’s been amazing to watch the progress the school’s made even since I joined in December. It’s a different model for Savannah, and one that I hope works well enough that it pulls the rest of the school system forward. If you’re a… Continue reading Susie King Taylor Community School

Who’s In Your Pantheon?

I haven’t finished the whole piece yet, but Pauli Murray lived an amazing life and blazed a lot of the trails people better-remembered walked. Learning about Pauli, Susie King Taylor, Fannie Lou Hamer, Lucy Craft Laney and others… we need to expand our pantheon of heroes we learn about in school. Think about the people… Continue reading Who’s In Your Pantheon?

On Uncomfortable Topics: Rules and Sexual Harassment

I realized I’ve never written these down, so… here are the rules I try to follow, and that I’ve given my kids in some form or another over the years. I haven’t always followed them, because I honestly didn’t know they were a problem, and needed to be rules. Some of them are a lot… Continue reading On Uncomfortable Topics: Rules and Sexual Harassment

#YallDoGood: Shout Out Your Community’s Unsung Heroes

There are people in your community doing great things completely unnoticed, except maybe by you. So, this weekend, maybe take a minute between the latest outrage and trying to ignore the latest outrage to give your local unsung do-gooder a high five, or buy them coffee, or a big shout out on social media to… Continue reading #YallDoGood: Shout Out Your Community’s Unsung Heroes

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Constantly Late and Begging for Applause

Kind of tired of watching big organizations (political parties, churches, etc, etc, etc) look for a standing ovation when they finally come around on an issue (doesn’t matter what it is, pick your favorite). No, sorry, you don’t get credit for being a late follower. If you project an air of infallibility and want everyone… Continue reading Constantly Late and Begging for Applause

Southern Pork Ramen Broth

My improvised "Southern Pork Ramen Broth" on the simmer.

I volunteered to make “meat and a lot of it” for the annual Savannah-Chatham Citizen Advocacy Covered Dish Supper, and decided I’d try my hand at smothered pork chops. My plan was to make pork stock, make gravy from it, then sous vide the pork chops (all 35 pounds of them), so I could do… Continue reading Southern Pork Ramen Broth