Pressures of Perfection

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. […]

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Festering Wounds

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 […]

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Oh Stop Whining

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 […]

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The Birth of Jesus

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 […]

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~~~ 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 […]



~~~ 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, […]


When The Funny Ends

~~~ 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 […]

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Do We Care?

~~~ 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 […]

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