You know time’s a witch. She flies and flies and never apologizes for her speed. She’s like a mad driver on booze or whatever. So sometimes it takes a minute to recognize that our time vs her time isn’t within our control, and before you know it you’re looking back and thinking, “Jeez I wish I hadda …. ” and poof! It’s over!

Looking back if you can say, ‘Well I did this and that happened as a result, and I did this and that, and this happened as a result,’ and those results made a positive difference in the lives of others, then I think it’s okay to pat yourself on the back.

Quincy Troupe has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Well, all of you who know Quincy know how incredibly instrumental he’s been in providing a platform for poetry, for literature, for emerging and established writers, and especially for writers of color, for his groundbreaking work as an editor of anthologies, magazines, and literary journal. The number of writers whose careers he has been instrumental in developing is staggering. His dedication, generosity and tireless work in the arts are unparalleled. As his wife and biggest fan, I know how much of his heart and soul have been devoted to this work. I’m very proud that this work has be recognized by his peers. Let me be among the first to send out a big cheer for Quincy and say, “JOB WELL DONE.”

I’m quite thrilled to accompany him to San Francisco in September to sit in the audience and cheer LOUDLY when he takes the podium and gets his plaque on September 19th.