Category Archives: Gracefull

Let’s Celebrate the ‘Good Stuff’

June is African American Music Appreciation Month so before I run out of days, let’s get busy celebrating the “good stuff.” I’m suspecting that folks of a certain age—not old and not young, remember when we watched Soul Train, Ed … Continue reading

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Election 2020 is a Long Way Off

It’s not even July and I’m already sick of the 2020 round the clock “news coverage.” And, if one more person decides they need to run for president, I’m heading to the airport to have a real temper tantrum like … Continue reading

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Want to Make a Difference, Give Blood

You, too, can be a Lifesaver Rarely ever do I advocate for things I don’t personally do or for actions that I don’t take. Okay, so I encourage folks to eat beets even though I don’t because they taste like … Continue reading

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Denver, Cleveland, Just Get There

I am headed to Denver this morning and no, that’s not where I meant to/was supposed to go today.  I was headed to Baltimore then Cleveland before I arrived at the airport five minutes after they closed the boarding door … Continue reading

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Share Time, Bless a Heart

I am a mentor and I am much richer because of it. For as long as I can remember, someone has mentored me, or “took up time with me,” as my great-aunt called it. We call it “mentoring” nowadays but … Continue reading

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A Salute to Those Who Served

A salute to those who served, died Every time I hear the mournful tribute Taps played, or see soldiers fold the American flag, kneel, and place it in the hands of a widow, parent, or family, I stand a little … Continue reading

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Pay Attention, Strokes Are Preventable

Filmmaker and academy award nominee John Singleton’s death at 51 years old last week from a stroke hit me right between the eyes. Perhaps it was because he was so young (when you’re over 60, everyone under that age is … Continue reading

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Appreciate the Work

Appreciate the work, workers this month “And when it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May…” Songwriters Ronald White and William “Smokey” Robinson probably had no clue all the images these few words would conjure up when they wrote … Continue reading

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Let’s Do Our Part

Let’s All Do Our Part My husband, Roger, always says “Be careful,” as I am leaving home and my usual reply is “I’ll do my part.” When it comes to self-preservation, trust me, I work hard to keep my word. … Continue reading

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April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, so Be Aware

As a child every time I got a whipping from my mother, I just knew she was killing me. I had to select my own switch and if you got the switch you thought you deserved, it would be in … Continue reading

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