I was honored to host Pastor Fred Gallop this weekend and talk with him about systemic racism, racial concepts 101, and how white allies can affect change. I truly apologize for the extremely poor audio quality! I can't figure out technology as a Gen X'er. I'm full of good ideas so I hope you can … Continue reading Podcast Episode #12! Beyond outrage on Social Media: What can white allies do?
Today, Wyoming has become one of the only states to pass a bill removing racially restrictive covenants from historic properties. This is a tiny thing, and some argue that it doesn’t really matter, but also a really big deal. No step we take can make up for the centuries of racism in our country, but … Continue reading One Small Step
My wife recently returned from a 5 week class out of state. For the most part, things went smoothly while she was away, but there were days, oh, there were days. I don’t know what it is about being on your own that sometimes makes life a little bit more stressful, even though your work … Continue reading The 16 ounce Jar
Learn about the historic practice of Redlining in our latest podcast! I explain to Jencee what I've learned about redlining and how it affects our towns and cities even today. Currently I am trying to attack historic racially restrictive covenants found even in cities like Cheyenne, WY. The bad news is, is that it is … Continue reading Podcast Episode #10 The Line of Red
It’s not rocket science. It doesn’t take much once you want to begin to understand. I’m writing this as a white mama who decided to sit down and start listening. I’m just at the start, and I know I have a lot to learn, but so far it’s been fairly easy to begin to comprehend. … Continue reading What Wouldn’t I Burn Down?
As I enjoy a restful and celebratory day after 33 days of radiation spread across seven weeks, I think about how incredibly blessed I am. When I walked out of the Cancer Center this morning, a group of my close friends and co-workers were waiting outside. They surprised me and blew me away with their … Continue reading The Cancer Spouse–Guest blog
April 1, 2020. For me, a day I will never forget. At least for now, that date represents life before and after breast cancer. The day before, I had minor, outpatient surgery to remove a lump in my left breast. Based on all medical assessments, this was no big deal. The surgeon was “99% … Continue reading Own Your Health–Guest Post by Jacque
By Jacque Stonum I leave my house between 7:10 and 7:15. Sarah and I timed it a few weeks ago. The walk from our house to the Cancer Center takes about 12 minutes. We can do it in 10 if we rush it. So far, Sarah has been with me each day. We talk about … Continue reading Journey With Me For A Day Of Radiation–Guest Post!
Today we ran 2.23 miles in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, a young black man of 25, gunned down near his own neighborhood simply because he was black. We are supposed to say we ran in solidarity with him, but I am grieved to admit that I should have been running in solidarity with him so … Continue reading #IRunWithMaud
Hey there! You haven’t read my written word in a long time and there is one explanation. The ‘Rona. It’s changed my life. I had retired from being a full-time stay at home mom in September, only to be forced out of retirement just a few months later. Sigh. I guess the universe decides different … Continue reading Upping Our Game in All the Things