As this new day and year begins, I have taken on some things that I am not calling resolutions. Instead, I consider it being intentional about some matters that are important to me. Some of these intentions are already in process and others require my steady attention. Here goes: Being generous and loving with myself…

My Aunt Virginia was multi-talented. She styled hair, could knit, crochet, sew, do minor repairs and construction. She was also a phenomenal cook. Everything she made, tasted good. Each summer she would pickle green tomatoes, green beans, okra, and cucumbers and make preserves out of watermelon rinds. She was especially known for her brandied peaches…