I have been travelling a lot lately, hence the few posts to the blog. Last week I was in Philadelphia at an education workshop and this week I've been in Chicago at the National Urban League Conference.
My Uncle Robert M. passed away last night, and when I got the news I was completely saddened by it. Every person has people in their families who accept you unconditionally and love you just the way you are -- no matter what. My Uncle was one of those people for me. Over the last few years, I've lost so many of my cheerleaders, the friends and family who tell you how proud they are of you and who remind you that your ancestors would be so proud of your accomplishments and the way that you lead your life. These people bring clarity to what family really is all about and shine a spotlight on the petty, materialistic, self centered members of your family. Just by being themselves. I will miss my Uncle.