Man POWER Monday – Calvon Jones has “spiritual” swag

It is “Man POWER Monday”!!! It seems like a few short years ago I was attending my nephew’s high school graduation. While my family and I were all so excited about this milestone, we were a little more excited about the post graduation celebration we had planned. After all, it was just a high school […]

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Save the Confederate Statutes

Keep your “ass” home is the text I received from my mother when I told her I was headed to a save the confederate statute “rally” in Beaufort, North Carolina. My boyfriend, knowing I was determined to go, simply said “be safe” as I headed out the door. All of the confederate statute media coverage  […]

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Celebrating My Teenager, Honoring Our Ancestors

Lately, me, and mine, have been in a celebratory mood as we watch the possibilities unfold for my teenager, Alyssa.  Alyssa, my middle child, has always been the academically focused one.  She has consistently, despite any challenges, kept her “eye on the prize” and excelled academically. In an effort to provide her with the best […]

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He Is My President

Donald Trump will become the President of the United States of America today.  While I accept that he is soon to be my President, I am deeply saddened by this fact.   How did we get here?  The crux of my disappointment lies in the fact that I have serious reservations about Donald Trump’s ability, or […]

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My Teacher

On December 21, 1990 I bought a future teacher into the world.  Of course. I had no clue at the time of what was in store for her.  And, through the years, as she was deciding which direction she should head in, I must honestly say the last thing I ever encouraged her to do […]

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Why We Settle

I have really missed blogging over the past couple of weeks, but it has been a wonderful time of deep reflection and transition for me. So, I am at the half way point to being eligible to file for my divorce.  In North Carolina, a person must be separated for one year before they can […]

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Love, Peace, and Happiness

My teenager will be graduating from high school in the Spring of 2017.  Of course I am thrilled about her reaching this milestone.  But, along with that excitement I carry a heavy heart.  Looking back over the years I am acutely aware of the fact that I didn’t live up to my end of the […]

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The Confrontation

He would never admit that he was wrong and if by chance he decided to admit that he was wrong he would blame me for his behavior.  That is how it had been throughout our relationship.  I wouldn’t have done that if you hadn’t … Now, don’t get me wrong,  I gave him some good […]

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