My mother’s number one rule was always treat people with respect. Her advice is reflective of the golden rule that can be found in many cultures and religions. Treating others as you wish to be treated is something said by mothers in all parts of the planet. China, India, Africa, England, Canada, Mexico, the United […]Read More Rule Number One, From My Mom
My mom died today. Well actually today is the anniversary of her death. It has been a few years now. It has been enough years where the deep ache in my chest and gut has dulled but still enough to be noticed. Yet no matter how many years pass, I will miss her. She was […]Read More I MISS MY MAMA
~~~ 2012 was an interesting year for me. My year was surrounded by the campaign for the Presidential election. I volunteered as the State Digital Media Lead for Obama for America-SC but my biggest part was as a National Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention held in Charlotte, NC. There was a little activism […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures
~~~ On October 12, 2000 I like the rest of the world learned about the attack on the USS Cole while docked in Aden, Yemen. 17 naval personnel were killed and 39 injured as result of the bombing that blasted a 40 by 40 ft. hole into the side of the ship. My heart went […]Read More A Brother Remembers – USS Cole Attack
~~~ It is not easy when a parent dies. Make it two deceased parents and even as an adult we can feel like an orphan. Today would have been my dad’s 76th birthday. My dad loved his birthday which is how I learned to love mine. In June for Father’s Day, I reflected on his […]Read More Happy Birthday Daddy!