I have a confession. Well maybe not a confession but a fact; I am old enough to remember Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding. It was the same year as Luke & Laura’s wedding. If none of what I just wrote sparks a memory well then start googling. Fast forward to the 21st century where […]Read More Royal Wedding Watch
Whatever the issue may be as to why you are at odds with your mother, I say work toward healing.Read More To The Daughter Who Hates Her Mother
Close your eyes and think back to when you were 8 years old. Yes I know, it takes me a minute to remember too! Now tell me what was one of your favorite memories? Mine is going to Baskin-Robbins with my parents.Read More Baskin-Robbins, Chocolate Chip & Me
Just as each new year begins I am so determined to give followers up to date content on a regular basis but then I fizzle out. I can blame it on life but life has enough blamed on it. Me not making blog posts should not be one of the things for which life should be accused.Read More I AM STILL HERE…
Spread your wings and prepare to fly For you have become a butterfly — Mariah Carey If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re not Mariah Carey but yet we have something in common with MiMi besides our love of good lighting. We’ve wanted to break free of our past to become the best […]Read More Excuse me, but can I get a bigger cocoon?
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?
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