Birthday Month Reflections


Hello world. I have not forgotten about my beloved blog. I have been using my voice in a different manner. However, I decided July was the time to share some thoughts. I’m visiting the Columbia Museum of Art and it always inspires me to write. I may write poetry or prose or just a general […]

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Congrats Mayor-Elect Lightfoot


Chicago has elected the first African American female as Mayor. In addition, she is openly gay. On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in an historic run-off election, Lori Lightfoot won over 70% of the votes beating Toni Preckwinkle. Preckwinkle is also an African American female. I’m a native Chicagoan who was born and raised in North […]

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My Christmas Break


Have you ever written something and then thought, nope not going to publish it?  Well I did originally think the below should be kept as a diary entry, but I have decided to share it.  It is a little about me and a little about the Columbia Museum of Art, particularly my friend and museum […]

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PaisleyPerspective Turns 9!


WOW! It doesn’t seem like it has been 9 years.  I launched PaisleyPerspective on January 1, 2011.  It was the same day that Oprah launched the OWN network.  I am not comparing myself to Oprah but I will say that ideas for growth and sharing information come from many sources.  PaisleyPerspective initially started as a […]

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More On Becoming


I’ve wrestled with what to write next. My last post highlighted former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book titled Becoming. I wrote briefly about some basic parallels in our lives. Having now read more of the book and learning about Mrs. Obama’s path to becoming a phenomenal First Lady, I wanted to discuss more about her […]

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Remembering How to Become…


I’ve been stuck with regard to writing. Reflecting on why, I realize the main reason is self doubt. Questions floating around in me include why bother? Will anyone benefit from my words? Does anyone even care about what I have to say? I needed something or someone to validate that sharing my story via this […]

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