8 1/2 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying a Home

About 3 years ago, my husband and I bought our first home. Prior to that, I knew very little about the home buying process, mortgage loans, homeowner’s insurance, etc. I had worked briefly for a bank and used some professional knowledge to navigate the process, but I ended up doing a ton of research anyway. BecauseContinue reading “8 1/2 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying a Home”

In Memoriam: Amiri Baraka Made My World a Black Poem

I was trying to comprehend exactly why the death of poet Amiri Baraka affected me so deeply. I cried when I heard. I haven’t read his work in years, I didn’t always agree with his politics and polemics, but still…I feel I lost something yesterday afternoon. Amiri Baraka spoke at Florida State when I attended, I thinkContinue reading “In Memoriam: Amiri Baraka Made My World a Black Poem”

Reckless Acts of Punctuation has MOVED!

Uh oh! Hi! If you’re looking for my old blog, Reckless Acts of Punctuation, it has moved, as of January 1, 2014. I am now writing reckless acts of punctuation at my new blog, TrulyTafakari.com. Join me over there for more discussion of the crazy collisions with life, race, and culture from an over-thinking nerd’sContinue reading “Reckless Acts of Punctuation has MOVED!”

Bookmark my new site…TrulyTafakari.com!

Since tomorrow is Christmas and I’ll likely be awash in torn wrapping paper and toddler giggles… Merry Christmas Eve!  TrulyTafakari.com is a blog from the mind of a recovering over-thinker that discusses life, race, popular culture, and the occasional nerd activity–with an offbeat dose of humor and clarity. TrulyTafakari.com is one part storytelling and twoContinue reading “Bookmark my new site…TrulyTafakari.com!”