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

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.

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 …

Oh Stewardess | 4 year-old Start-Up Airline End-Run its Way to Success

In business, as in sports, sometimes you must go around an obstacle to achieve your goal.  According to NY Amsterdam News that is exactly what the black owned and operated Caribbean-based start-up airline did to finish in the black, this year. While all of the major airlines in the Caribbean are losing money, and carrying …

Discussion | Marriage: The Greatest Adventure for Two?

This article's theme, NYT Magazine Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage reveals the impetus of why marrieds are so interested in bringing others into the fold; they are looking for the easy button. When I was less experienced in relationships, I would hear folks say, "marriage is hard work" to which, I would respond, "it shouldn't …

The Light Bearers

If you're the bringer of the light then you have three-fold purpose.  First, you must know you're the light-bearer.   Second, you light the way.  Third,  you must ignite the flame in others.  All the jobs are important.  If you neglect any, remember everyone in your world will be left in the dark.

Long on Words, Short on Time? Summon Your Inner Editor

"You came up with a great story idea but 8 hours later you're still trying to write the article. Next step: it goes into the abyss also known as the  the draft folder.   Save time by pitching your ideas to your inner editor first. "   A good pitch to your inner editor puts distance between you, your great idea and content development.