White Pastor, Mixed Church, Malcom, Martin, & Mixed Results

















I‘m almost certain that when my grandparents went looking for a church home in the late 1950s - it wasn’t a complicated process.  They probably visited a couple of churches that were walking distance or a short drive away. I’m…

Rusty Barbell/Loss/Passing/Fight& Endurance


















Sometimes when you run into old acquaintances after a long absence; their appearance tells the story before their words do.  Today I ran into Steven.  A twentysometing year-old cat I used to share small talk with at the gym.  He…

New Creativity, New Venture, New Road-

New creativity, new venture, new road.

Looking back; I remember being 12 years-old writing poems in the back of math notebooks,  14 years -old using a GE Boombox, a Radio Shack mixer, and a cheap turntable to record my on…

Our Anniversary, Your Birthday, and My Rant.



     Ok wifey, we are here again. Your birthday and our anniversary and I'm left stitching words together hoping they make sense. Hoping that they can somehow justify how I feel. So instead of writing a poem, letter, or something fancy.…

Bullying, Being Broken, Makes Me Want to Holler






 

 

By now the bullying situation between Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins has sparked an endless amount of conversations and debates. But the very first time I heard the story, I thought of a book…

Domestic Violence in Review and Perspective



If you know me or have read any of my earlier blog posts than you already know domestic violence has affected my life.  I lost both parents to a domestic violence situation that has never been officially comprehended.  But this…
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Goal Setting, October, and Keep Going



It’s October!  The month of “Indian Summer,” burnt orange leaves, apple cider, hay rides, pumpkins, costumes, haunted houses, and candy corn.  It’s also the 10th month of the year; which means you have 3 months to complete your 2013 goals. …

Why African-Americans Should Care about The War Against GMO Food



I’m going to keep this simple and short.
The problem:
GMO Foods

What are GMO Foods: foods produced from genetically modified organisms.  They have had specific changes introduced into their DNA via chemical, radiation, and mutation engineering…

Rental Houses, Comforts, Vices, & Letting go to Pursue



 Back in 2005 my wife and I decided to jump into the wonderful and stressful world of owning rental property.  Our first property: a 2-family flat with no work needed and already occupied with tenants seemed like a decent/conservative…
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Piano Lessons, Jealously, and Fighting For Your Goals

I remember sitting in front of my mother’s maroon piano.  Seconds seem like hours and hours seem like days.  “Practice,” yelled my grandmother from the other room.  Thus, I commenced to play Schubert, Chopin and Mozart.  Wishing I was outside…

Love Letter to Black Women about Health and Obesity



 

Over the past few weeks I’ve come across various statistical reports which say that half of African American women in this country are obese (49.5 percent to be exact), diabetic, or both.   Initially ladies; I discounted…