Two days into 2018 it is back to business as usual for most. Like years prior there will be packed gyms. Sells in workout gear will increase as well as salad consumption. But my question is why? Just because it is a new year doesn’t mean you have to remake yourself. Rather than jumping headfirst […]Read More Rethinking Resolutions
7 years ago today, PaisleyPerspective was launched. It has since gone through various iterations and just last year a web design change. The purpose has always been to share insights and ideas that I have on life matters as well as things important to me. I have wavered in being consistent with my posts but […]Read More PaisleyPerspective Turns 7!
Today is the first day of Kwanzaa. “Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates family, community, and culture.”(1) Kwanzaa is not a religious tradition. Kwanza begins on December 26th and ends on January 1st. “It was created in 1966 by Dr. Mualana Karenga, professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach.”(2)Read More What is Kwanzaa?
Initially, I wasn’t going to make a special post. However, I’m a Christian and Christmas is one of my holy days. I’m well aware there are many who have different or no religious beliefs. I respect those who have separate beliefs. Now with all that blah blah I say to you MERRY CHRISTMAS to you […]Read More Merry Christmas
I am going to take a minute here and provide some advice. Touching another individual, displaying your genitalia, or making comments of sexual nature are all inappropriate. Especially if you are in a position of power and can influence the other persons livelihood. [read the full blog for more]Read More Bad Behavior
December 1st begins the season of Advent. Advent is a time of anticipation for Christians. Awaiting the arrival of December 25th Christmas Day is done around the globe. This holiday is not restricted to one nation or culture, it spreads across all continents and people. There is belief by many including myself that Jesus Christ […]Read More Anticipation
Seeing a glass half full has always been my viewpoint. I seek to see the bigger picture and the positive spin on situations. However, I also see the reality in situations. For example visiting my hometown of Chicago, I see the despair in the eyes of the homeless. I see the pollution, the crowds, and […]Read More I’m an Optimist, Not a Pollyanna
I’m writing this in my car. I have never felt more alive or excited about writing…well at least not recently. The blog PaisleyPerspective came about during a life transition 7 years ago. A change in employment led to more free time and opportunity. Experience gained editing a political blog stirred up my desire to write […]Read More Musings of an Optimistic Mind
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 […]Read More 26th I Believe Anita Hill Party
While remnants of Hurricane Irma bring a rainy and windy day to South Carolina. I think back to 2001. That year on this date my 92 year old grandfather had successful surgery to remove a sub dermal hematoma (blood cot) from his brain. While sitting in his hospital room my hubby & I watched in […]Read More Life is Fragile