“Sistahs how yall feel? Fellas yall alright?” I was about 6 or 7 when I was introduced to a voice that was so soothing and comforting that I still remember that initial feeling after almost 20 years. I could not even understand at that moment that I was falling in love with music. It was … Continue reading Ode to Badu
Life is not without trouble. I of all people know that it really goes without saying. Whether it is family turmoil, mental or physical illness, stress from work, relationship blues, or even just being annoyed by everything we ALL go through cycles. Some of these cycles may be worse and/or longer than others. And as much … Continue reading Another day; Another cycle
I love music. Personally, it is my life and I can't imagine a day without it. What this blackbird is singing today are words and melodies written by my old and faithful friend Nina Simone. Her music inspires, slays, and comforts. She was a talent that this world did not deserve. A true gem. I … Continue reading Sing Blackbird: Four Women
I don’t know what it is this week but I’ve been in a blog subject type of mood. Every article post idea has been about blogging. Could be the excitement still emanating from my radio show feature with Annette earlier this week –listen here- or it could be the excitement over reaching the 1,000 subscriber mark (and the crowd goes wild…. or not), but I thought I’d share my first experiences as a new blogger two years ago.
I started this blog in 2014 so to just be making it to the thousands may not be all that significant to some but this is huge for me. The conception of this post was thinking back to the early days where I praised reaching three hundred and four hundred followers. Why did I stop doing that? It was fun! I even monitored the international support I received and…
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I have been trying my best to really digest what occurred on Tuesday November 8, 2016. This was a day that sent me on an emotional rollercoaster unlike any other "ride" I have been on this year. This election has been messy, disgraceful, divided, and hateful but yet I foolishly put hope into the American … Continue reading We Shall Overcome Some Day: Maybe…