Nitty Gritty Review: Good Talk

Good Talk is on the Bookish 2021 Reading Challenge. And (embarrassingly) I totally discounted it as a memoir, because it’s in graphic form. Which was so short sighted. Because the art is really both understated (sketches over photos) and integral to the story she’s telling. And it’s all created by the author—which I’m totally wowed... Continue Reading →

Ordinary Girls

I picked up Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Diaz because it’s on the 2021 Bookish Reading Challenge List. Because folks told me it was intensely good. And I love memoirs. And also… I knew Jaquira Diaz kind of tangentially from my time at the University of South Florida. I don’t know what I expected, really. Maybe... Continue Reading →

Shitty Feminist

I'm a pretty shitty feminist. I don't ground my writing in feminism because I'm deeply afraid of doing the whole thing wrong. Like I'm not academic enough. I don't see the stamp of patriarchy & oppression in places where it's so obvious to other feminists. But, look, I'm 45 years old. And I'm focused on... Continue Reading →

The Nitty Gritty: A Remotely Intellectual Review of Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn

Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn lays out a meandering history of two prominent Atlanta families: the Allens and the Dobbs.   Both instrumental in guiding Atlanta toward living into its promise. Both local royalty in their own right. Both produced Mayors of the City Too Busy to Hate.  One was white. One was black.  Through this whopping 550 page narrative, Gary M.... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Remotely Intellectual!

Welcome to Remotely Intellectual! Grab a cup of coffee & let's discuss life. Parenting? Oh, yeah. I'll write about that in all it's messy glory. Recovery? Yup. It's the basis of everything good in my life. So it comes up quite a bit. Spirituality? Oof. I'm a hot mess on that one. But you can watch my explorations unfold right here! Atlanta? Love it! And coffee.

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