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.Read More Centered in Faith
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 […]Read More Beautifully Black Culture
I am the daughter and granddaughter of civil rights activists. My father had a leadership role in the Midwest region of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He also was active within our voting precinct. My mother was active within the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She too was an active […]Read More The Next Four Years
Words have power. Whether they are written or spoken, even words created during sign language; all words have power. We decide the power of the words and the impact they have on us. Remember the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” Honestly, this saying has always seemed […]Read More Reflecting on 10 Years of PaisleyPerspective
I would be telling a lie to say there is nothing to be thankful for in 2020. Have there been challenges during 2020? Well of course there have been numerous challenges; a medical pandemic heightened those challenges. Many plans were postponed or cancelled this year. Plans like seeing one of my best friends get married […]Read More Thankful Even in 2020
I am peeping my head from outside of self quarantine and social distancing. I have primarily been writing in my journal. Writing longhand is therapeutic. I am an optimist, who was born to optimist parents. They were realists but usually saw solutions even in the worst situations. I am indeed their child. However, the year […]Read More The Art of Networking
This Juneteenth I am reflecting on if I’m living up to the hopes and dreams of my enslaved ancestors.
“I am the hope and dreams of the slave.” ~ from Still I Rise by Maya AngelouRead More Juneteenth Thoughts
WOW! On January 1, 2011 I launched the first posts of PaisleyPerspective. Born from my head to share ideas with the world it has had various twists and turns. I won’t revisit the past but look forward to how and if I want PaisleyPerspective to continue. Yep, I have been thinking on whether this will […]Read More PaisleyPerspective Turns 9!
I wasn’t going to post anything today. I sometimes worry that my words are not enough. But then I started reflecting on where I was and what happened on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. My story is like so many, it includes an ache and still shock about the horrific terrorist attacks. But there is more […]Read More Remembering September 11, 2001
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 […]Read More Moments