Why this Meemaw is STILL Marching in Washington

The night before the inauguration I awoke at 2am, opened my laptop and read a Facebook post about the Women’s March. The first comment read, “I hope someone drives a huge truck into them and kills a bunch. They make me sick.” I closed my computer and decided not to check in again until sometime next week. What kind of lunatic wishes something like this? You don’t know me!...more

From the Mouths of Babes

Last night I got an email from Vice President Joe Biden, asking for my support over the next four years. OK, so maybe it was a form letter, sent to everyone on the White House's email list, anyone who has ever donated money to the Democratic Party, or signed a petition, or posted "Yes We Can!" on Facebook. But  it was still pretty nice to see "Vice President Joe Biden"  in my inbox. Yeah, I'm so cool that the Vice President of the United States sends me emails. You think he reads my blog?...more

A lame white chick weighs in on Obama and MLK Day

Four Novembers ago, I voted by absentee ballot. I was due to pop out a baby very close to election day and I didn't want to take any chances."I will tell them to turn on the TV in the delivery room if I have to!" I told everyone. "I'm going to watch those election returns even if I have to do it through contractions!"...more

DC’s Inauguration Guide

After a very long Election Season this past fall, President Obama’s second inauguration is right around the corner! This coming Monday almost one million people will visit Washington D.C. to take part in the festivities. I have broken down what you need to know to get through the weekend!...more
No I do not and in truth I don't think there needs to be an inauguration for a second term presidentmore

"Praise Song for the Day" Reloaded (Attack of the Inaugural Poem)

With most Americans, I watched the inauguration ceremonies of President Barack Obama last Tuesday. At times I wept. At others, grinned like the Cheshire cat. And, being a poet, I paid attention to Elizabeth Alexander as she recited her poem "Praise Song for the Day," written for the inauguration. I paid attention, but knew I'd have to find the video and text, sit somewhere, and be still before forming an opinion. ...more
I have forgotten most of it, but I did recognize what Alexander was doing. There were certainly ...more

Still Smiling About The Inauguration? Us, Too!

It's been quite a week.  For the nation.  For history.  For WVFC.  Some of our writers and board members were in D.C. for the Inauguration.  Others were moved to  share their thoughts, from wherever they were watching.  Dr. Cecelia Ford writes about the Inaugural Concert. ...more

One Time Offer

I write in the mornings, and most days when I wake up there is a vague direction for the morning’s writing sitting in my chest. I follow it and see what happens.  Today I woke up with such love for you in my heart, and a very simple message: I want you to treat yourself with the kindness you deserve. I want you to walk with yourself in love. ...more

President Barak Obama's Inauguration: As seen by a 3-year-old

"Ehhhhmo! Ehhhmo!" Little L says, handing me the remote insistently."No, baby, no Elmo this morning. This morning we are watching history being made! It's a very important day!""Mommy, this TV show is bad. This is not good for us to watch." Chimes in C, coming to see what Little L and I are talking about."No, no, this TV show is good! It's great! One day you'll be able to say that you saw this happen!""Why? What is it?" ...more

Mrs. O Wows in Jason Wu (And Brings New Designers to the Forefront)

var iamInit = function() {try{initIamServingHandler(420,280,526783,"http://cdn.pis.picapp.com/IamProd/Resources/Css/css2.css")}catch(ex){}}() After months of speculation and hundreds if not thousands of designs,the world finally laid eyes on Mrs. O’s Inaugural Ball gown Tuesdaynight – a gown for the ages. ...more

I really liked Michelle's dress. It was so cheery with beautiful ...more

What Inauguration Day Said About You

Change and Your Mind I’ll admit it. I fell asleep to dreamy images of our new first couple dancing across my mind.  The scenes of the Inaugural Balls stayed with me after the TV went off, followed me into bed and played in my head as I drifted into sleep. ...more