What doesn’t kill you…makes you not dead. Oh you thought I was going to say what doesn’t kill you…makes you stronger. Well sometimes that is not the case. There are situations that people make it through and wish they were dead. My life has not been perfect but I’ve overcome various obstacles in my path. […]Read More Pressures of Perfection
Unjustified deaths of African American citizens by the hands of law enforcement are one catalyst for recent rage in the U.S. This week via social media discussions, I have advised that I am opposed to the violence recently displayed in Baltimore. With that said, I understand the frustration, the anger, and other root causes to […]Read More Festering Wounds
I hate whiners. Okay maybe hate is too strong a word. There definitely are things that I do hate. I hate when children are mistreated and abused. I could say I hate child abusers but what if they themselves were abused? They are part of a hideous cycle but make note I don’t excuse what […]Read More Oh Stop Whining
Today is the 4th anniversary for PaisleyPerspective.com, which was launched 1/1/11 at 1:11am. There have been a number of life events that have been documented over the years within the blog.Read More PAISLEY PERSPECTIVE TURNS 4!
Today is Christmas Day; the day Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Jesus is estimated to have been born 2,047 years ago. There is so much I could say about this day but my faith leads me to simply allow the Holy Bible to speak for me. 2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued […]Read More The Birth of Jesus
~~~ This past Monday, November 24, 2014 the decision of the Grand Jury to not indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot to death unarmed teenager Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, MO was released. Sadly, I was not surprised by the decision. However, I like many in Black communities around the U.S. as well […]Read More PROTEST WITH PURPOSE
~~~ In the United States today is Election Day. The elections today are called mid-term because they are between U.S. Presidential Election years. Across the nation there are citizens you will have the opportunity to vote for federal, state, and municipal positions. Here in South Carolina there are numerous positions on the ballot including Governor, […]Read More VOTE TODAY! NOV. 4TH
~~~ Today, I learned that actor and comedian Robin Williams died by apparent suicide. It may seem odd that I am posting something about his death but there are those celeberties that impact you in unexpected ways. I adored the late Maya Angelou and have posted about the late President Nelson Mandela when he was […]Read More When The Funny Ends
~~~ I will not go into a long drawn out message. Today in South Carolina are statewide primary elections for both major political parties. Go to http://www.scvotes.org to find your polling place and see & print a copy of your sample ballot as well as other details. REMEMBER your vote is your voice…don’t stay silent. I […]Read More SC STATEWIDE PRIMARY ELECTIONS
~~~ Today, I learned that one of my favorite National Public Radio (NPR) shows, Tell Me More will be taken off the air August 1st. In addition to cancellation of the show there are 28 positions that are being eliminated. As reported by NPRs The Two-Way, “These times require that we organize ourselves in different […]Read More Do We Care?