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.