The Measure of My Heart

On winged days, I know I can soar. Letting the wind of my dreams carry me. This too shall pass, I say this to myself over and over…and as it comes here to me, I will embrace this and hold it like a newborn child. Swaddle it with hope, love, and forgiveness. Healing and helping…

Justice and Truth

“We can not seek justice and then deny truth.” This thought or line just came to me as I reflect on how far we have come as African Americans in this country. Yesterday I watched “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth”, a film that chronicles her magnificent life and inside of the film the images of…

See With Your Eyes But Listen With Your Heart

I watched her tears roll down her face as she described how unattractive she felt because of her skin color.  Her pain was deep. Oprah and Iyanla recently presented a “LIFECLASS” on the OWN network that explored colorism.  Colorism is a psycho-social effect of living in societies where skin color become associated with subjective factors….

Kick Off Your Boots and Save The Cat

I read a lot. Usually a strange mix of things, like eating a spoonful of mac and cheese, followed by a nip of jellied cranberry, then a slight detour nip of buttered roll and a gulp of water to wash it all down. I can quickly move from reading a section of a book, reading…

Light of Devourment

When Timmy was first born into the world it was full of magic. His mother, Rocious loved him in an eternal and expansiveness way with certainty, like the certainty of the eye of the storm. The eye of the storm knows its meaning and purpose, like a rock that falls down into a cave trapping…