Category: On Traditions

Why We Must Write

What good is your pen, they ask dem just words on a page, you know markings on a sheet indication that maybe you have too much time on your hands maybe… I tell them there’s power in this here pen what I’m doing is making war on this here page and sometimes love too

A Return to ‘Normalcy’?

I try not to stay glued to the TV and social media about the day’s events because simply put, I grow weary and have become wary of all of it. The criminalization of Blacks in America and outright police violence and murder of Black men, women, and children has become all too commonplace, some would even say ‘normal.’ Please do not categorize my response as one … Read More A Return to ‘Normalcy’?

Finding Ms. Lauryn Hill’s Lost Ones

  “It’s funny how money change a situation“ While we sat eagerly awaiting our Lauryn Hill, the lights dimmed and our eyes were directed to a vintage, albeit inexpensive, white film screen, that was placed unevenly at the foot of the stage. What’s going on? Where is Lauryn Hill? Isn’t there supposed to be an opening act, I wondered? Isn’t there a local artist, a rising child star, or a comedian to … Read More Finding Ms. Lauryn Hill’s Lost Ones

Forgiving Super Momma

Last Thursday evening, amid a crazy schedule of drop-offs, school closings, cooking, cleaning, writing, Girl Scouts, haircuts, basketball, and laundry, I took a moment just for me, to make a delectable protein shake that would fill the void in lieu of a sit-down dinner.  It was to be a delicious mix with chocolate PB2, a powdered peanut butter booster, sprinkled in for some much-needed energy and flavor. This smoothie would have put … Read More Forgiving Super Momma

Dreaming of A Nightmare Killer

“A person is the product of their dreams. So make sure to dream great dreams. And then try to live your dream”, says Maya Angelou, in Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now. Lord rest her soul, but

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