Today I witnessed history

Today I witnessed history. On this misty, gray morning, I stood outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham and watched a bright rainbow flag wave as Alabama became the 37th state to allow same-sex marriages. I watched Jefferson County Probate judges uphold the law and defy bigotry, hate, and fear. I saw families embrace, relieved…

They call me Orange Juice

Orange juice. Oh, how those 2 words haunted me. Orange juice. Orange juice. Orange juice. Sounds just like Audrey. At least according to Ronnie. Scrawny, freckled, buck-toothed Ronnie — my fourth grade nemesis. Once he made this brilliant connection, that’s all he called me. Over and over again in his singsongy, squeaky voice. I hated the…