When opportunity knocks don't jam the door on it. In 1989, Super Music Producer Doctor Freeze offered the song "Poison" to our girl rap group, Flexx, to record but we passed on it. The R & B group Bell Biv Devoe went on to record it and sell more than 4 million copies! #oldschoolrap #90s... Continue Reading →

The world is my stage; spotlight in the sun. Pictured in the theatre, a life lived in acts.  

Adult Picture Books

Before Instagram, there were picture books with a complement of editorial copy that could be considered the literary version of the popular social networking site of today. One of those books, I consider one of the most enlightening books that I've read on Africans in America is "A Pictorial History of the Negro in America"... Continue Reading →

The Transportation Curse?

For more than ten years, I lived in a town whose name was loosely translated into The Place of the Skull.  The name allegedly originated from a curse leveled on the town by a Delaware Indian tribal chief whose family members were slaughtered during the Native American Trade of the 1700s. Legend has it, when... Continue Reading →

In Case of Emergency Break Down

"Thank you for flying, United," I said to every one of the passengers as they deplaned onto the jet bridge leading into LAX, Los Angeles's bustling airport.  Before deplaning the Airbus 320, an elderly couple stopped in front of me and the wife said, "It's disgraceful that you have taken us out of our way.... Continue Reading →

eHarmony | The 20 Percent

When I first laid eyes on him all I could see was this blinding golden light following him like a shadow.  I'd never seen light emanating from a man before.  Ever.  There he was walking towards me on that dark night, emblazoned with golden rays.  His arms, outstretched, to hold me after months of chatting... Continue Reading →

One Thing

#TBT Sometimes when I write, I hear music.  This time, in particular, I got the chance to put my words to the music of famed saxophone player ("Blow, Danny" - Super Freak) and music producer extraordinaire Danny LeMelle (Gold Mine Studio). Here we go - all the way back to 1992.

Spoken Words

"Spoken words are ephemeral but the written word is permanent. What most people, or at least the unsuccessful ones, are unaware of is that life gives us exactly what we ask from it." Currently rereading The Instant Millionaire : A Tale of Wisdom and Wealth by Mark Fisher

Chart Your Own Course

Live your life for approval and you'll sabotage your efforts every time. Live for yourself and you'll be 100% Successful.   A message to my daughters

Book Discussion: Empty Spaces

For some, an unfulfilled and unsatisfied life can lead to a life-long battle of potentially fatal addictions; but others find there’s an alternative to fill those often evasive and unidentifiable empty spaces.

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