The Further Adventures of Kimberlogic

Wed Aug 27
I don’t know everything, but I do know this: This is a problem for our whole nation, not just for people of color. We are in this together. And riot gear, intimidation, and more brutality from police are not the way forward towards healing. They are, in fact, yet another giant step backwards. As for me, I’m looking on the local level for practical actions I can take. And I refuse to be silent or still any more. Meg Riley, “Up To Our Necks,” from the Huffington Post, 8/14/2014 Up to Our Necks | Rev. Meg Riley (via apatosaurus)

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Sat Aug 16
Nearly two times a week in the United States, a white police officer killed a black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012, according to the most recent accounts of justifiable homicide reported to the FBI.
 
On average, there were 96 such incidents among at least 400 police killings each year that were reported to the FBI by local police. The numbers appear to show that the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., last Saturday was not an isolated event in American policing.

Local police involved in 400 killings per year (via wilwheaton)

Exactly.  What happened in Ferguson, MO was not an isolated event in American policing and THAT IS NOT AT ALL OK.

We need to change this sh*t right now and we all need to do more than just post about how upsetting this is (yes, it is and posting does raise the profile of this important injustice).  Thank you to my friends everywhere who are speaking out, standing up, reaching out and trying to act to make America safe and fair for everyone of color.  We seem to have a long road ahead but please don’t give up - I want this to be better for all the kids of color.  Now.

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Fri Aug 15

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Wed Aug 13

more things i’m looking forward to doing with our son (another wildly incomplete list)

snuggling

playing in the water and going to swim class together

his first winter-holiday season!  his first birthday (and all the ones to follow too!) (SO EXCITED FOR THESE!)

exploring the holiday lights along the streets and homes in our neighborhood

introducing him to our many holiday celebrations - sockmas, clixmas, solstice, hannukah, halloween, xmas, 12th night, favorite day, etc.

helping him learn to tie his shoes

reading together

listening to him sing, singing with him

splashing in puddles together

exploring nature - taking him to see big redwoods, the ocean, the mountains, tidepools

learning things with and from him

building his trike and helping him learn to ride it

taking him to see tigers and elephants and so many other majestic creatures

stargazing

cooking & baking

taking walks every day

taking him to Disneyworld

listening to whatever he chooses to share with me - be it babbling now, ideas and stories through the years, dreams and hopes, frustrations, fears … just listening to what his words and his eyes and his creations say.

making holiday decorations and presents

running & skipping along our route

taking him to school (or homeschooling him)

helping him with art and science projects

folding laundry while telling each other jokes (a family tradition)

teaching him how to drive

helping him move into his first apartment


and so much more. 
i am so, so in love with our amazing baby boy and so excited and honored to be his mama and nurture him and share his life.  it gets more incredible and wonderful (and yes, exhausting, but that’s ok) every day.
Mon Aug 11
I love the feeling of our son asleep on me or in my arms.  Of course, that’s not pictured here :)  We are pretty tired after a week of visiting some of the grandparents & friends in the DC area.  Good times though and I am missing folks already.  

I love the feeling of our son asleep on me or in my arms.  Of course, that’s not pictured here :)  We are pretty tired after a week of visiting some of the grandparents & friends in the DC area.  Good times though and I am missing folks already.  

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Fri Aug 8

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i miss colorado. a constant low-level ache, constant longing. the wide open spaces, horizons, mountains, plains … but my people are mostly all on the east-coast.

Wed Aug 6

I might be about to start posting about our adorable baby son on tumblr.  For those who want to read such things or see photos of him, you should follow our just-us-league tumblr.  

My personal musings - and probably soon a lot more of my landscape photography - will remain here.  Lately, most of my photos have been portraits and I kinda like that :)

Tue Aug 5
Usually when someone asks me a question about parenting, I switch it into a question about grown-ups. “How do I encourage my children to be kinder to others?” becomes “how do I become kinder to others?” After reading the sixteenth parenting book that contradicted the first fifteen, I quit trying to become a better parent and decided to try becoming a better person. Glennon Doyle Melton, “Carry On, Warrior” (via littlebeans)