As you gather with family for the winter holidays, it's an ideal time to start to plan adventures for the coming year. The recent Family Travel Association Summit in Tucson, Arizona, discussed how parents, more than ever, are looking to bond together through travel. Nowadays, extended families are traveling together on multigenerational trips with grandchildren to celebrate milestones or explore ancestral history. And these trips are playing a valuable part of our children's education.
For this Elvis fan, it was Mother who loved tenderElvis Presley, the quintessential symbol of the generation gap, actually united Mother and me. This is no Elvis sighting story for the 30th anniversary of his death; it's an Elvis listening story. Mother's favorite music, aside from opera, was gospel, long before gospel was cool among Anglos in Houston where I grew up. Elv the Pelv was aired originally only on radio stations for black audiences because no white folks sang like that back then.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. If you, like so many of us, are seeking an antidote to Trump’s America, take heart and take refuge in Truth To Power: Writers Respond To The Rhetoric Of Hate And Fear, an anthology of searing nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.