Let’s Talk.

A reason for some home town pride. Courageous Conversations: Being Black in Colorado I went to college in Alabama. I was asked before leaving Colorado if I was afraid to be going "down south".  I wasn't. Or at least I don't remember being afraid. Looking back, I can tell you the experience showed me a … Continue reading Let’s Talk.

You can never go home again.

I'm living that adage as I type. A place I lived for thirty years appears as a stranger after having been gone for ten and despite returning every year since. I expect "progress" and its half-siblings, "gentrification" and "destruction". But the very feel of the place has changed so much that it's as if I'm … Continue reading You can never go home again.

I’ll tell you what you DON’T need…the GIFT idea processing continues.

And that's another freakin' self-help book. No more work sheets, no more vision exercises. Those items have their place for sure, but at this point, I've read so many they're all starting to blend together in my mind. If you've done one "close your eyes and envision your best life", you've done them all. My … Continue reading I’ll tell you what you DON’T need…the GIFT idea processing continues.

Damned one way or the other.

If I: get good grades speak "properly" like science, math, classic literature pursue higher (and higher) levels of education / knowledge prefer classical music play and enjoy chess apply my knowledge of etiquette dress stylishly strive for upper management and beyond have good credit display a substantial amount of wealth enjoy going to the theater … Continue reading Damned one way or the other.

Things I Left in 2014

Used to be a bit of a tradition amongst my friends and I that come new year's eve, we'd do a burning. All the things, people, situations and such we wanted to leave in the old year would be written down on a piece of paper then burned at the stroke of midnight, thus ushering … Continue reading Things I Left in 2014

Time for a new password and this is what happens in my brain.

"Your password will expire in five days."  Every three months, as it is with most corporations now-a-days, employees have to change their passwords. No big deal except I've been trying to make my passwords meaningful to me as well as cryptic enough to meet the password qualifications as set by our illustrious IT department.  Most … Continue reading Time for a new password and this is what happens in my brain.

The Spoon Theory.

The article linked in this blog is mind opening. If you suffer from any type of chronic illness, whether the symptoms are visible or not, use this to help those around you understand what you go through on a daily basis. I truly believe it will help A LOT. Thank you to blogger Meganelizabethmorales for sharing.


So my sister in law shared this on Facebook, and I thought I would share it with you! It sometimes surprises me how insensitive people can be to people who have illnesses, (not just Epilepsy) and say straight to your face that you don’t look sick, or just to get over it because its all in your head.. It’s not that easy, and we cannot help it. #BRINGOUMOREAWARENESS #OTHERILLNESSES #BLATANTABUSEOFHASHTAGS. #DAMNIT, #MYSISTERINLAWCONVERTEDME #DARKSIDE.

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You’ve got to start somewhere.

So, I got up at four Friday morning and did day 3 of the 90 Days of Action work out plan from the Neily Rey site.  I don't sleep but more than five maybe six hours at a stretch on a good day, so it's nothing for me to be awake at two or three in the … Continue reading You’ve got to start somewhere.

And yet another story (novella? short story? novel?) idea has passed by.

This one didn't stick around so not sure where my Muse was going with it. I'm sharing it because I thought the way it showed up was most cool :-).   I don't know how to get WordPress to honor my indentations and such so it doesn't appear exactly how I wrote it out - frowny face. … Continue reading And yet another story (novella? short story? novel?) idea has passed by.

side note – please respond

So, my first self-help deal didn't pan out.  I had beta-testers lined up, survey responses compiled, then only one person followed through.  I abandoned the project after two months, sad that I didn't get nearly the level of response I had hoped for. But the desire to uplift / connect / be a positive influence … Continue reading side note – please respond