Let me start off by saying that I’m not the biggest Prince fan. I don’t know all of his songs. I only know his hits mostly. Not the obscure B-side songs that didn’t make it to the radio. Even when I did venture into that territory I heard some lyrics that I didn’t need to… Continue reading The Purpose of Prince
I could barely get through episode three before I started writing this post. Underground is an original television series on WGN America about a group of slaves on a Georgia plantation plotting to escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Some scenes are excruciating to watch, but I enjoy this show. The bravery of the… Continue reading Welcome to the Underground
A few weeks ago I had a brief, but thought provoking conversation with a coworker. She was wearing some new glasses and I thought they were pretty cool. I shared with her how I’ve worn glasses since the third grade and always thought of them as an accessory like jewelry. I buy a new pair… Continue reading You Would Be You
I should really name this post ‘What Do You Write When You Don’t Want to Write?’ The past few months of my life have been full of challenges. Real life got in the way and stalled my desire to write, but for us highly sensitive folks simple frustration can get overwhelming. So I haven’t felt like writing.… Continue reading What Makes a Good Story?
Being Mary Jane is a series that airs on BET about a popular news anchor, portrayed by Gabrielle Union, as she juggles her day to day life behind the scenes. Mary Jane Paul is strong, successful and beautiful but has her share of problems. She was raised in an affluent black family, yet struggles with… Continue reading The Ugly Truth
“You can spend your effort and energy endeavoring to prove yourself to yourself as well as to others. Whether or not the payoff you receive from that effort is worth it or not remains a question. Instead of expending all of that precious internal resource of energy on endeavoring to prove you are valid, validate… Continue reading Messy
Please be generous with the ketchup too. My first word was “night night” and my second word was “fie fie”. From the beginning of my life I liked to sleep and eat – that hasn’t changed! As far as food, french fries, and almost all potato dishes were my favorite. Don’t get me wrong; I… Continue reading Can I Get Fries With That?
I wish young people only died of old age Old people didn’t have any regrets I wish there wasn’t a war between the spirit Or the flesh That Eve ignored that snake Eden had become our fate I wish children didn’t need last wishes Diseases were a myth That people loved God and people Racism… Continue reading Wishes
I surrendered my life to God today…once again. I’ve been a Christian since the age of 11 when I asked Jesus into my heart to be my Lord and Savior. The whole Christian journey is about surrendering your life to God. Today was a profoundly new level of letting him take over for me. I… Continue reading Selectively Surrendered
Chasing a butterfly into oblivion Easing my way down yellow brick roads Cities of Emerald on the horizon Up is down Down is up In my reflection there is a Mad Hatter Staring back at me Crazed and confused Dazed and amused Oz simultaneously an adventure and a prison Depending on the moment Cheshire Cat… Continue reading dreams