Thursday, March 12, 2015

I saw the world in one way until yesterday. We had an assembly at school and it was about African American History. The famous song by Bobby Schmurda “Hot Ni**er” was played and a girl put a status on Facebook about how the song is not representing the rights of African Americans. I really at … [Read more…]

March 11, 2015

To me writing is like a culture, weaving in and out through the spokes, a sort of music. I often feel like someone is guiding me, watching me, making my writing a melody and not a jumble of tunes but one symphony. And my light bulb goes on in my head, another idea to musicafie. … [Read more…]

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My father was a wonderful man, who had many health issues.  He had his first of four strokes at 59 years of age. He came back from each stroke a little bit weaker and more disabled each time, but he always had a great outlook on life. At age 77 he fell and broke his … [Read more…]

Monday, March 9, 2015

When my mother called me to tell me that she “had a bad headache”, I rushed to St. Stephen’s Towers to find her wreathing in pain holding onto the back of her head as she lay on her bed face down.  I told her “Mom, I’m going to help you, I’m calling 911”.  So, I … [Read more…]

Saturday, March 7, 2015

In class one day a kid used a slur that made me extremely uncomfortable. When I addressed why it was wrong of him to express such prejudice he tried to justify his actions by using another slur. I was so angry, I refused to continue the conversation. It bothered me all day. I realized that … [Read more…]

Friday, March 6, 2015

These days I’m having trouble sleeping, up every couple of hours, back to bed, up again.  Nights seem to go on forever, won’t let go.  But I realized this morning that they do let go, that the sun rises and I get up refreshed, with probably 90-95% my normal quota of sleep.  The fear of … [Read more…]

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A little over a year ago, I was struggling with the death of my father and recently discovered that my granddaughter may have a rare bone disease on top of the many challenges of running a business and daily life.  One of my coping mechanisms is to hand it to God when life becomes that … [Read more…]

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

To me, the whole world gained a new light when I approached someone in my community, and after explaining details in my life (one of which included my lack of warm clothing and clothing in general). Their family went out, bought clothes and donated them to me. There are people out there willing to help … [Read more…]

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

It was a cold January winter. The company I had worked for my whole adult life had recently closed its doors. Not only did I lose my job which I loved, but I also lost my cherished work family. I had no idea what I was going to do next. One day, I found an … [Read more…]

Monday, March 2, 2015

I’ve never been someone who believed in fairy tales.  Sure the stories about Snow White and Cinderella are great, but they aren’t based on reality.  But I do believe in super heroes.  Not the ones who wear capes and masks.  I’m talking about the regular, everyday people who change the world simply by who they … [Read more…]