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.

Oh Stewardess | Houston, We Have a Problem

but finding your way around George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU) Airports in Houston is not one. Houston airport System (Fly2Houston) will be the first in the world to offer way-finding, turn-by-turn, technology and for some travelers, the best news is no new APP is required.  Once the traveler enters one... Continue Reading →

Trigger Warning | Unlocking Spiritual Closets

“Niagara Falls” is a popular vaudeville comedy skit where performers exploit repressed memories and its triggers.In the skit, "Niagara Falls" two comedians meeting for the first time engage in polite conversation. This continues until one uses “Niagara Falls” in the conversation.“Niagara Falls” seems to be the trigger that takes the comedian back to an unpleasant... Continue Reading →

Have You Heard about Copyright Office Changes?

  The Register of Copyrights Bill (H.R. 1695 Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017) had its second roll call in the senate moving it closer to a reality. Currently the Director (Registers of Copyrights) Karen Temple Cleggett (acting) reports to the Librarian of Congress (Dr. Carla Hayden ) who has the authority... Continue Reading →

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