Home Alone is the story of the McAllister family from Chicago who planned to spend Christmas in Paris, France with family living abroad. The night before they were supposed to leave, the 8-year-old son, Kevin, has an epic meltdown after getting teased by his siblings and cousins all day only to have them eat his […]

I’ve had the same hair scarf since the mid-90s. I bought it from a Black Beauty supply store on the southside (pronounced souf-saahd) of Richmond, VA during my first year of college. That scarf has been with me thru every major moment in my adult life. It was there when I was on academic probation […]

As I said in Tao Te Woke – Part 1, there are levels to being Woke.  The more you proclaim how Woke you are, the more likely you are to not be very Woke at all. Woke is something you should be about, not speak about. Still, Wokeness is not a competition. Even the most […]

The Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese text estimated to have been written in 400 B.C. by  Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching roughly translates to mean “the way of integrity”. The author’s name translates to “old master,” which likely means the author’s or authors’ name(s) are truly unknown. The Tao Te Ching was written to […]

Frosty the Snowman. We all know the song and have probably seen the 50 year old classic TV special. In case you don’t know or remember, some kids build a snowman and put a magicians’ hat on its head. The snowman comes to life. It plays and sings songs with the kids. When it starts […]

Once upon a time, I was in an all-day meeting. It started at 8am sharp and was scheduled to go until at least 6pm. Presentation after presentation. Lots of talking and lots of slides. Not a lot of breaks. Sometime after lunch, I started to lose focus. My mind started to wander. And so did […]

We’ve had quite a bit of snow in NC this winter. Schools have been closed for several days and I’ve brought my kids with me to the office. I’m fortunate to work places that allow me that leeway and flexibility. I don’t take it for granted at all. A couple years ago, I brought my daughter to […]

Well, not exactly. More like integrating my split personality. Ok. I’m not explaining this very well … Let me start again. Two years ago when I decided to start this blog, things were different. My employer at the time wasn’t supportive or understanding so I chose to write under a pen name avoid any conflict. […]

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