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... Continue Reading →
All commercial transactions are based on relationships. All selling is social - whether you work a 9 to 5, are looking for a job, or are an entrepreneur; your friendship style can assist you achieving your professional goal or push it further away. Therefore, it's important to know "friend" style.
"There are 100 steps on the ladder of consciousness between being fully alert and being dead. To put a patient under, they bring them down only to the 10th rung. Beneath that is a descending gray-scale like the depths of an ocean no one has explored."
We may be "woke" but only to the level of consciousness exhibited through the depth of understanding. Synthesis displayed by the use of knowledge to rise to the height of this existence, together.
Reports indicate the earliest recorded photograph may have been taken in 1825. And we have been snapping pictures ever since. This photo of my great-great grandmother isn't the oldest photo in our collection, but it's a photo of the oldest member of my family to be photographed (1950). Matriarch Annie, here, was born in 1865... Continue Reading →
You can choose wisely, be an excellent decision-maker but when it comes to taking action, if you have no follow-through then it is all for naught. Can you count on yourself to do what's best? Even if that best thing is for you? What would prevent you - guilt? Station? Letting down others around you?... Continue Reading →
Life is woven; it's not linear. Yet, we engage life based on some imaginary biological clock's progression. This is both redundant and presumptive. Proper living is making use of available resources regardless of what "socially constructed" stage we find ourselves. For example, my godson wasn't legally allowed to drive at two years of age so... Continue Reading →
Imagine living your whole life wishing you were someone/something else. Waking up in the morning, looking in the mirror seeing your face then covering it up with the looks of someone you've seen in a magazine. Suiting up in armor like a robot so no one can get close to you... and if they did,... Continue Reading →
Any place you don't leave is a prison.
I don't have any games. I don't play board or card games with the family and friends. I don't even play games on the internet. If there is one word I have for games, it would be "despised". I believe games are a waste of time and don't benefit anyone. Except the powers-that-be have set... Continue Reading →
In the absence of feeling, I rely on observation. In the absence of observation, I rely on evidence. In the absence of evidence, I rely on experience (mine and others). In the absence of experience, I turn to life's cheat sheet called facts. Relying on facts is the most difficult way to make a decision... Continue Reading →
Currently Reading: Severed by VL Towler. It’s billed as a mystery set in a Louisiana town. The first thing that pulled me into the story was the forensic anthropologist who happens to be a single black woman and how she relates to those in the world around her. I felt a certain familiarity looking through... Continue Reading →