Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I'd carry her

Good question


African Proverb

#fatherhood, #leadingbyexample

@home in the sky


History Expects You




Good morning

I was talking to a friend this morning, on the train. He's from Kenya. I asked what he has planned for the weekend. He said he was free to hang out on Sunday after church. He told me about a meeting he attends every Saturday morning , where the Kenyans in the area congregate to see who needs assistance with food, or money, housing, babysitting, or networking for employment.
I thought, what a great idea, that people come together to try to help each other.
I wish we all had that mindset.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Song in my head

http://www.jodywatley.net Directed by Matthew Rolston, this clip and song were a part of "RED, HOT, and BLUE'. The project was the first in a series to promote HIV and AIDS
Awareness around the world and benefit various AIDS charites. Bob Mackie designed the gown.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

One of these days

                  Imagine for the past 4 to 5 years you go on a stage in front of your friends once or twice a day for about maybe 30 minutes each time, and you're performing. You're either singing, or reciting poetry, reading an essay, or playing an instrument. There are about a hundred or more people in the audience. At each performance. ninety-nine percent of the audience is not paying attention to you. They're on their phone , texting, or talking on the phone, or reading a book, or doing whatever. Only one percent of the audience is listening to you and applauding you. But, you try to make sure to attend every one of their performances, and you make sure they know you were there and that you're interested in what they have to say or do.
                  You get to a point where you realize that people aren't interested in anything you want to share. Maybe two or three people.

                That's how I feel about the things I share on this blog.  I do love the creative outlet that blogging provides, but one of these days I will be gone from the blogosphere and the aforementioned will be the reason why.

The Lady in Red


Tuesday, September 16, 2014


     For my mom  for my sister for my Goddughter for my Goddughter's mom for my exes

No is a complete sentence.
 - Oprah


In the 19th century, the father of modern gynecology, J. Marion Sims, conducted his research experiments on enslaved Black women. Sims perfor...med the invasive and torturous procedures without anesthesia. J. Marion Sims’ justification for choosing not to anesthetize his test subjects was that he did not believe Black women felt pain at all. In an 1857 lecture, he stated that it was “not painful enough to justify the trouble.”

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Are so necessary, for they teach their daughters how boys (and eventually men when they grow up ) are supposed to treat them- like the princesses (queens) they are.
Correct me if I'm wrong.

This pic makes me smile, by the way.


Pic of the day

This pic

made me smile


Every night

Power Trip

Strength & Balance


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Having her back


                                 Feeling safe and protected on mama's back.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Alek Wek

Get on up


Dark Chocolate

& basketball


On the menu today.

s'il y est ( R Hargrove), il est extraordinaire


Can you imagine it now?

My mother didn't bring me in this world. Another woman did, but my mother loves me with her whole heart, with every fiber of her being. She is second only to God in her love for me.

I am grateful. So grateful.

She knows it. I show it all the time.  What saddens me is that of all her kids, Only one she brought into this world. My sister. She is the only one that she doesn't speak to or get along with. It really saddens her that they don't speak. They're both stubborn and refuse to make the first move towards forgiveness or accepting that they may not agree on everything. 
I don't agree with everything my mother or sister says, but I don't need to be right all the time.  I want my mom to be happy. I don't want her to feel like I'm going to correct everything she says or does.

She's pretty happy.  I spoil her every chance I get.

This book

I want it.

I came across this book and I want it. It's here

An Education

                 We need to learn from our infants