What I Got For You Today

This is what I got for you today, two writers from Mississippi, each had a piece published recently in Vanity Fair. This strange Southern land, rich in culture, strife, and story is still producing writers that will go down in history.

On Witness and Respair: A personal tragedy followed by pandemic

Mississippi: A Poem, In Days

Keeping it simple, WordPress has changed up it’s format. I’m learning but not very fast. It’s doesn’t feel conducive to writing. Stay tuned. Hope you read both of the recommended readings for today.  

Word of the day, zhuzh

Today’s word of the day is zhuzh, brought to you by Dictionary.com

verb: to make (something) more lively and interesting, stylish, or appealing, as by a small change or addition (usually followed by up): These colorful throw pillows are an easy way to zhuzh up your living room.

 
Sounds fun, finding ways to zhuzh up your home, your yard, your car, your outfit, your hair, the list goes on. I find myself looking for snazzy face masks. Gotta wear em, might as well zhuzh it up. A friend gifted me one that says “justice”. I love it. It makes me excited to wear a mask.
Speaking of masks, I’ve been thinking of the benefits of wearing one. If you have bad breath people probably can’t smell it, if you have something in your teeth, it will go unnoticed. Heaven forbid, you have a bugger in your nose, no problem. Forgot  your lipstick, just put on your mask. I think my mask, masks my double chin, no need for plastic surgery any more. Your mask is your friend. It’s your friend’s friend. You are saving lives by wearing it. 😷

So zhuzh it up.

Put a little zhuzh in your day.
 
Yesterday at the store two men were discussing the appeal of their face mask. One gentleman was so tickled that he had a reversible one with different colors on each side to change up depending on his mood or outfit!
 

Reclaim Our Vote

Need a project? Here you go: Reclaim our vote
Sign up to write and send postcards or make phone calls. For postcards, you will pay for postcards and postage. Not a bad investment.

Ongoing voter suppression and voter list purging have been disenfranchising millions of eligible voters — especially voters of color.  Reclaim Our Vote works in those voter suppression states.  Our volunteers inform and mobilize voters of color to make sure they are registered and they know how to get a ballot and vote.  It is a nonpartisan campaign of the nonprofit 501(c)3 Center for Common Ground.
Our goals for 2020 are substantially higher — and we need your help!  We are focusing on Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. We have made more than 450,000 phone calls and sent more than 3.8 million postcards so far in 2020.

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Thanks Deborah for the prompt!

I finally watched the movie, Harriet. What a woman, what a spirit. White people can be such motherf*cking assholes.

Thanks for reading.