Thankful Even in 2020


I would be telling a lie to say there is nothing to be thankful for in 2020. Have there been challenges during 2020? Well of course there have been numerous challenges; a medical pandemic heightened those challenges. Many plans were postponed or cancelled this year. Plans like seeing one of my best friends get married […]

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The Art of Networking


I am peeping my head from outside of self quarantine and social distancing. I have primarily been writing in my journal. Writing longhand is therapeutic. I am an optimist, who was born to optimist parents. They were realists but usually saw solutions even in the worst situations. I am indeed their child. However, the year […]

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Remembering September 11, 2001


I wasn’t going to post anything today. I sometimes worry that my words are not enough. But then I started reflecting on where I was and what happened on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. My story is like so many, it includes an ache and still shock about the horrific terrorist attacks. But there is more […]

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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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My 2 cents on Nike


I purchased my first pair of Nike shoes while a college freshman in the mid 80’s. They were pink leather with a rounded toe and the logo was a perforated swoosh. I was never a huge fan of pink but for some reason my 18 year old mind thought they looked cool. I was majoring […]

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Lessons from My Mom


When I was around 7 years old, I recall asking my mom, “why do we always have some rice or potatoes, a green vegetable, and meat?” She responded, “because that makes up a balanced meal.” It is a lesson that I still carry with me today.  When I cook or eat out I make sure […]

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Faith, Hope, Love & Family


Growing up some of my best memories involve summer holidays in my mother’s hometown.  She was raised in a small town in the low-country of South Carolina.  There were stretches of farm land filled with crops.  Rows of soybeans, peanuts, strawberries, and corn grew along two-lane highways.  I spent my formative years with my grandparents […]

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26th I Believe Anita Hill Party


Today, the 26th I Believe Anita Hill Party will take place in Columbia, SC.  This must attend event for individuals who believe in Women’s Rights had simple beginnings.  In 1991 a group of women across various political, socio-economic statuses, religions, and professions gathered together to watch Dr. Anita Hill testify during Clarence Thomas Senate Confirmation […]

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