Oprah and “The Power of Now”

Iconic.  What else can you say?  You clicked into this post because of her name.  Power. You want power? Oh, you are a hippie? You are not concerned with power?  False. Even you want power over you. But that power over yourself is the same power that we all desire, even if you haven’t found your …

Qualified to Listen

I could give a damn about your qualifications!  Those are not my qualifications, because mainly I only have one.  Can you listen? If you can’t, then off with your head. Because what good is it?  If your ears don’t work, then neither does your brain, at least not optimally. Qualifications often represent barriers more so …

2019 Ain’t Nothin but Another #

I really loathe math.  If I had to be honest, I don’t care much for numbers.  I am a writer. I care about words, not numbers. I care about the conceptual, not the measurable.  One thing about numbers is that they always deliver a quick reaction. When we see a number, we don’t have to …

Self-Improvement is Self-Destruction

I think I am a self-improvement addict.  I find something new that is wrong with myself every day.  If I don’t see something, then my wife does. It’s not like I hate myself, not entirely at least.  I have just always been preoccupied with development. Personal development, professional development, spiritual development, athletic development.  Ahhhh, growth …

A Woman’s Worth

“If women want rights more than they got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.” ― Sojourner Truth Even the scriptures stand against you.  No one can protect you from the warped mind of man, but yourselves.  Women have accomplished seemingly insurmountable goals before. I am assured that they can triumph again, …

Intermittent Fattness

“I have tried a hundred diets. I have had a nutritionist. I have counted calories, and I have performed diets and exercises with religious discipline, and though some were successful, it was really hard. Too hard.”

Christmas is Cancelled

First of all Merry Christmas!  If you haven’t noticed its that time of year all over again.  A time for cookies. The ones that track your purchases and the ones that track your waistline.  O, what a time for giving. Giving out of peer pressure to the indifference of recipients and the glee of creditors, …

Your Loss is Their Gain

I don’t care what profession you are in, its a business, bottom line.  That is what we have become. It’s not to say that making money has not been a part of all ventures since well, forever.  Even an orphanage must make money to house and feed the kids. But our 21st-century business environment is …

The Invention of Racism

“Blacks, whether originally a distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are inferior to the whites in endowments both of body, and mind……When freed he is to be removed beyond the reach of mixture.” -Thomas Jefferson 1787 Necessity is the mother of invention.  Great things come out of need. The same can be …

Fear

Fear.  We live by it.  It guides our decisions at every turn.  Fear influences what we do, as much as it does what we do not do.  Our careers, political affiliation, relationships, sexual preferences, even our zip code, all influenced by fear.  Is fear good, is it bad, does it help us or does it …