Stirring the Pot

photo (4) (1) For 7 years or so I shared thoughts and images about my life in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, at The Honduras Gumbo. Now, I am back in my native Louisiana, at least for a time. I am switching platforms from Blogger to WordPress. At this new site, the focus will be on culture, justice, and life. Those are broad terms, but I have some ideas for posts.

First, I want to write more about a theme I started on blogger about people in the margins, the ones who are often ignored, cast aside. Also, I  hope to explore themes on the American Way of Life, in comparison to how Jesus lived his life in the Gospels. Thirdly, I want to write short accounts about my ancestors, their stories, and their faith.

I want to be real about my life, too. That’s probably the most tricky. Writing with honesty about my daily life, my struggles, my hidden parts will not be easy. What if you met me in person? Would you notice that I tend to be large, larger, and then zap!, thin? The thin part is getting harder and harder. Or, would you notice that I tend to have gray roots as I have been dying my hair all of my adult life?

I promise myself to let the hair go white, as it’s thick and I think it would be striking and pretty once I get thin.My dream is to be svelte with long, white hair.The truth is I have short, darkly dyed hair, a squatty body, as I  lack the courage to let the hair go au naturale. I also am in love with Cheez-its right now, so I have along way to go to get fit.

Let’s see where the gumbo blog will go this year. I hope the fare suits you as you return for another sample now and then.

Bon Appetit!

13 thoughts on “Stirring the Pot

  1. I also have gray roots. And tips. And everything in between. I prefer to call it white because that is precisely what it is, not gray. I urge you to let nature take its hair course. It will, as you suspect, look striking.

    Cheez-its? I mean, really! Stop that this instant.

    Buena suerte with the Gumbo Pot.

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  2. You will look amazing with gray.white hair. I had two colleagues at school go thru that transition a few years ago and everyone loves the change. They got a really short cut when roots were long and were off and running. Good luck.

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  3. I love your honesty. I too pictured myself with beautiful gray hair tied back in a soft bow (maybe you are too young to picture Joanne Woodward). My hair is straight and flat. I felt like I looked way too old for my age, so I dye mine too. Oh well. I look forward to reading your posts on your new site.

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    1. Most ladies in the US dye their hair when we reach middle age and beyond. Maybe this year I will pluck up the courage to shed pounds and stop the coloring of my hair.

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  4. You may have seen my white hair on my blog. Ok, I know it’s different for women since they do tend to look in the mirror and even care about appearance. Emmylou Harris has great looking white hair.
    I look forward to reading your honest, funny postings here.

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  5. You may have seen my white hair on my blog. Ok, I know it’s different for women since they do tend to look in the mirror and even care about appearance. Emmylou Harris has great looking white hair.
    I look forward to reading your honest, funny postings here. (sorry if this was repeated I didn’t notice my comment)

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  6. I’m pretty much the opposite when it comes to coloring my hair…I’m scared to do it because I don’t want to end up with blue hair! (ha, ha!) I’ve noticed an awful lot of gray in my hair lately…not sure what I’m going to do with it!

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