I haven’t blogged regularly in a few years. Lots of cool stuff happening, but nothing tickled me enough to blog about it. I will throw out a few BIG health lessons I learned in another post, but for now, here is what grabs me.
I have amazing friends. They inspire and propel me to think and do bigger. They are all working to make our world better. I can’t take on all of their causes, but I am better for their inspiration and do what little I can to help. I anticipate that many of my posts will be related to pushing forward the great things that they are working on as I see them expressed in my community.
I was at a restaurant yesterday feeling quite grateful. It was my 52nd birthday and I was with Ryan, my husband of 22 years, and Colson, my now 15 year old son. Best birthday ever, and we are at one of my favorite restaurants, Bull City Burger. Look what they are up to! Rachel – this is for you. Thanks for being my friend and leading on the plastic effort (and so much more!)
You can purchase Stainless Steel Straws as a replacement.
The pictures below are because I am still a local food champion and a homeschooling parent.
Bull City Burger has it going on, with free range, healthy food (I can even eat the catsup) and social consciousness!
Colson and I have been taught a lot about black history this year thanks to our fencing trips to Atlanta, Memphis and Washington D.C. The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis will take your breath away and shake you to the core. Walking around the corner and seeing the Lorraine Motel, where the museum is housed, hit me at the cellular level. This was the most impactful museum, and for all the inspiration and tragedy it documented, it was one of the kindest and most harmonious places I have visited.
Along those lines, here is Bull City Burger highlighting the history of Durham, which had one of the most prosperous black financial districts in the country, known as Black Wall Street. Thanks to the movie The Great Debaters we did extra study on W.E.B. DuBois.