More On Becoming


I’ve wrestled with what to write next. My last post highlighted former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book titled Becoming. I wrote briefly about some basic parallels in our lives. Having now read more of the book and learning about Mrs. Obama’s path to becoming a phenomenal First Lady, I wanted to discuss more about her […]

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Remembering How to Become…


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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Born Too Brown


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.

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My 2 cents on Nike


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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Lessons from My Mom


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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