I think we all need a pep talk. Continue reading →
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When you feel like it – dance. Even when you don’t feel like it – dance anyway. Continue reading →
“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” Continue reading →
Sometimes, before you can START something, you have to STOP something else first, that might otherwise hinder you. This is the season where many people use the newness of the year to make promises, resolutions, commitments and good habits. Continue reading →
When I was a little boy around this time of year, the Christmas tree would ignite my little imagination with hope and anticipation of what Christmas morning might bring. The air was filled with smells of my mom’s cooking and the sounds of Motown Christmas songs. One song, in particular, was my favorite. I begged my mom to play it over and over again. It was “One Little Christmas Tree” by Stevie Wonder. I felt akin to that little tree – tiny and small. Continue reading →
44 is too young to die but God had other plans for Dwight Errington Myers, better known to us as Heavy D. He died on Tuesday in his Beverly Hills home, according to media reports, though it’s not clear what the cause of death was.
Heavy D is best known for hip hops hits such as “Mr. Big Stuff,” “The Overweight Lover’s in the House,” “Somebody for Me” and “We Got Our Own Thang” and more popularly, the theme song for popular TV show “In Living Color.”
Among the many roles that I fill, the one I’m most proud of is being a dad. Dads don’t get the respect that they deserve in our society. The media depicts them as absent, bumbling idiots, clueless, soulless or absent. Yeah, I said absent twice.
So, when I see a dad present in a movie or a commercial where he’s basking in a positive light, I take notice. I go so far as to cheer it and celebrate it. Continue reading →
Some people have perfect lives. I’m not one of those anomalies or people.
There are those rare days where discouragement sneaks up on me and the hope that has been coursing through my veins has mysteriously bled out. It’s hard during that time to be positive or feel thankful without some clouded film of negativity blocking my view. As I said, I’m imperfect.
Somewhere in there, just as mysterious, a reflection, a stray word from a stranger or a friend, a prayer, or a conversation can yank me from my dismal spiral. When brought back into consciousness, I am inclined to listen to a song to mark my new found direction and lease on life. That song has often been “For Once in my Life” by Stevie Wonder.
“For once, unafraid, I can go where life leads me and somehow I know I’ll be strong.”
to be in a place
where there is no noise, trouble
or hard work. it means to be in
the midst of those things and still