Surviving the Holidays (and any other time of the year!)

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If you are that person who got their shopping done back in September - I can't hate on you but if you are like me and am waiting until the last minute to do your shopping, this entry is for you. … [Read more...]

Reflections on being a Grandma

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The other day I was asked to babysit my 18 month old granddaughter. Needless to say it was a great experience, but very exhausting! She is at the age where she wants to explore everything either by … [Read more...]

Can we get back to being self-sufficient?

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I was watching a series on the Weather Channel called "When Weather Changed History" and this episode was discussing the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Now what does this have to do with being self … [Read more...]

Time to go back to school!

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A few years ago, Staples had a commercial that used the tune; "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year."   It showed a father happily running around the store on a cart while his two children walked … [Read more...]

Keep on keeping on after a setback

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In April, I lost my job of 13 years after some setbacks in the workplace. While I do admit to having a "pity party" for at least a couple of days after I was escorted out of the building by Human … [Read more...]

Musings while on the job hunt

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It is a new month, and while I am glad that April is finished there were some events during the month that begs to be remembered as a learning experience. The biggest one is that I lost my job of 16 … [Read more...]

Don’t let our little girls grow up too fast!

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While on the job hunt, I came across an article from a brother (L. Z. Granderson) who talks about how society has made little girls grow up too fast.  He laid equal blame on both the mothers (and … [Read more...]

What does being black really mean?

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Have you noticed that in some people's minds, to be really "Black" then you must wear really baggy pants and over-sized t-shirts if you are a male and really tight, tacky t-shirts and big gold jewelry … [Read more...]

Celebrating and Preserving our History

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February was black history month and we celebrated our ancestor's achievements and struggles to overcome the effects of prejudice both overt and subtle. Now, we need to ask this question:  is our … [Read more...]

Rediscovering your hometown

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After leaving home at 18 to attend college for the first time and making the decision at that time not to return to my hometown due to some family issues, I have rediscovered that I miss my hometown, … [Read more...]