Centered in Faith


Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten Season for Christians worldwide.  Catholics, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran and various other denominations have a service where priest or pastors impose ashes in a form of a cross on parishioner’s foreheads.  The imposition of ashes mean many things but personally to me it is a reminder of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

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Beautifully Black Culture


There have been a few topics on my mind. This blog post will discuss three topics around Black History Month, the late Ms. Cicely Tyson, and the Sew Powerful Purse Project. February in the United States is dedicated to time when the nation uplifts the history of African Americans and celebrates Black History Month. The […]

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Breaking Self-Quarantine?


Let me start with I understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 virus also known as the Corona virus. The origin of the virus is traced back to the Asian continent and has spread around the planet. Now in the United States along with other countries self-quarantine is encouraged along with curfews to help reduce the […]

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Moments


I am always surprised when I’m acknowledged by name at certain establishments. Today this occurred at the Columbia Museum of Art. I first became a member in 1998 and since then have seen staff come and go. And one of the staff near and dear to all, died a few years ago. I am a […]

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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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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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Born Too Brown


Until you get stopped in your car on your way home, at the whim of a frightened, over zealous “awful sir” with the power of death in his trigger finger, you may not understand our plight.

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Shoes!


Shoes! Shoes! Shoes! I ask is there anything better than that perfect pair of new shoes? Okay maybe there is but I love a good pair of shoes.

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