thank u for joining my Associates and me in this new space at this time in my Journey.
creating ponder on this.
well, it’s actually not a “blog.” we r an UNblog-blog. words mean a lot to me. i try to be intentional [“try” is the operative word, cause i 4get :(( ] in my choice of words.
IMHO, words r creative. words have energy. and i am challenged by the energy in the combination of the four english alphabets b-l-o-g. that word just does not feel or sound right. gives me (probably not any of you) less-than-good vibes. “blog” makes me feel randomness. and i hearnothing.
whythe six english alphabets “UNblog?” I want to hear and feel better. i want to shift the paradigm of what we think/talk about in our community of Artists. Listeners. Sharers. Silent, Wounded Healers. to flip “blog” on its head; and flip it in Kindness. doing no harm.
now y’all know. i need the word “blog” in order to refine internet search results and point inquirers to us.
OK. WHO AM I?
the how to create a blog folk say i’m suppose to start by introducing myself.
ok. i am claire. claire patrese sams milligan. i am Reinventing mySelf on this Journey back to my new normal. I decided to change my name. “sams” was my biological father’s last name. i never met the man. his name doesn’t feel right or sound right. but wait! he actually was more than a sperm-donor. he gave me his mom, my GrandmaStell. a hugging blessing who loved me for 30 years from miles away. expect to hear more about GrandmaStell… estella calhoun gupton.
my BigMama’s maiden name was turner. BigMama was Mama’s Mama. BigMama’s married name was juanita turner mccall. u ‘ll learn to love BigMama and Mama (eva mae mccall sams) as we go on.
mccalh is my combo of both my Grandmothers’ names. mccall + calhoun
so. meet the REinvented
claire mccalh milligan
i am a story teller at heart. i love to Listen to other folks’s stories. i love to REmbr and tell stories about my family.
i find us in the earth in lowndesboro, alabama. in things my Grands have told and continue to tell evan and me. in ruby’s and eli’s big laughs and dances. in Nature. in pictures. in books and magazines. my story is in every space. all thetime. i hope that in ponder on this u ‘ll glimpse some of the stories i’m learning from — pains & joys & laughter—in the process of my Journey. And just maybe my stuffS will help u in ur Journey w/ur stuffS 栗
who is claire mccalh milligan?
who is this claire continuing to become?
well, to tell the Truth
i ain’t got a clue
i am a storyteller
but for Now, in ponder on this
i am a Strong Blk Woman
i am a writer
i write like i talk
i write bec i want to
so be it
see to It