Hard to believe the summer’s gone and we’re back in October already. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Parsley Massacre in the Dominican Republic, something I wrote a long article about last year, which I mentioned at length in Haitian Vodou.
Haiti is still very much on my mind. Though I admit this summer, I’ve spent more time dealing with matters closer to home. We celebrated a new Kemetic year in August at Tawy House. It was nice to be able to get back to Joliet and spend that time with friends and family. My last entry here included a transcript of the oracle for the year that was part of our celebration, and it contains some positive things to think about. Here’s hoping (see what I did there?) it turns out to be an excellent year for everyone. It’s been a challenge for me thus far.
My father was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in May, and passed away September 23. I was able to be present at the hospital that day, and for the week afterward. Back in California now, sorting out where exactly one goes from here. I don’t think there are any easy or official answers to that question, and I thank you all for your indulgence while I sort out my grief.
For tonight, I’m sitting in a quiet house typing while my older cat, Ru, purrs contentedly atop the pile of paperwork I’d set out to finish going through. Is it a hint to stop working and go cook dinner? (Does a cat even care?) I’m going to take it as one.
For now it’s nice to say hello again. Part of why I was having trouble blogging, I think, was that I was trying to set out these huge goals for big, meaningful articles. In reality a blog shouldn’t be novellas. It should consist of love letters to whomever is reading, relevant and current. So that’s what I will try to do from here on out. Let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to write about.