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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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.
Read More Born Too Brown
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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First impressions are just that, your first impression of someone or something. It is basically impossible to not have a first impression but what is important is to not always hold on to that impression. I met Jim Benson in a continuing eduction class at our local technical college. Jim is a big guy but […]
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Grateful to be alive and doing fairly well, I find myself thinking about my mark on the world.
Read More Another Year of Life…Now What?
Those choosing to run for office these days are fueled by a U.S. President you met the minimum requirements for the office and that is just about all. Never served in an elected role at a local, state, or federal level nor in the military.
Read More Life, Liberty and Running for Office
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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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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“Ecos” an exhibit in the Community Gallery of the Columbia Museum of Art reminded me that we all want to be happy. Happiness means different things to different people but having our basic human needs met is the most important thing.
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This week my mind is whirling around a few things. I am still thinking about the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle who are now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It is so interesting how in one instant our lives can change. Well it seems that changes occur in an instant but most times there are past actions taken that lead to current occurrences.
Read More Sowing and Reaping