See you at the next funeral


“Ain’t no drama, like family drama, cause family drama, don’t stop!“ Color me hopeful. My father died when I was six years old and my brother is nearly a generation older and didn’t appreciate my existence. There was one man in the family who took me under his wing. My uncle would take me fishingContinue reading “See you at the next funeral”

My I-Robot Tried to Escape


For years I’d wanted one, but they were $500-$600. A Robot to make my life easier. Yesss I imagined a world where I would return from work and all the floors would be vacuumed. The commercials were so appealing, as were the you tube videos.   I even considered getting a cat so he could goContinue reading “My I-Robot Tried to Escape”

Can Taking A Break Ever Work In Long-Term Relationships?


  By: Debby Gullery/ YourTango.com Like most things, it’s complicated. All long-term relationships and marriages have their challenges. People change. Circumstances change. Someone loses a job or gets sick, or the need for a big move comes up. Change is inevitable, and every change brings with it opportunities for growth along with challenges to face.Continue reading “Can Taking A Break Ever Work In Long-Term Relationships?”

What it means to raise a Black girl in white America


Photo: Google When we learned we were having a girl, my aggressive planning for my child’s upbringing had to change This essay is part of a series on fear and impending fatherhood. Read  I used to stare down the barrels of guns . Now I’m going to be a dad , and that’s scarier” andContinue reading “What it means to raise a Black girl in white America”

THE To-Do-List METHOD for PEOPLE WITH CRAZY LIVES AND SHORT ATTENTION SPANS


If you constantly feel like you have too much on your plate, give this trick a try. Lila MacLellen/Quartz Productivity science is generally unkind to standard to-do lists. We’re told that they feed the impulses of our faulty brains in all the wrong ways. They call our attention to tasks that are easy to quantifyContinue reading “THE To-Do-List METHOD for PEOPLE WITH CRAZY LIVES AND SHORT ATTENTION SPANS”

The Best Man


Congratulations to the Russian Government.   Your choosing  the Narcissist Supreme, who’s mission in life, is Real Estate and status. was brilliant. Your country guaranteed his obedience as you control much of  his empire by encouraging banks to loan him money . People with dubious backgrounds, bought his properties at inflated prices  There is no politicianContinue reading “The Best Man”

Slutty Vegan founder pays off balances of 30 more Clark Atlanta students


By: Blue Telusma/The Giro The founder of popular Atlanta restaurant The Slutty Vegan made headlines this month after helping a Clark Atlanta University junior pay off his outstanding tuition fees. Now she’s back, and doing it again – for 30 more students! The founder of popular Atlanta restaurant The Slutty Vegan made headlines this month after helping a Clark AtlantaContinue reading “Slutty Vegan founder pays off balances of 30 more Clark Atlanta students”

For Your Consideration


God has a sense of humor  You’ve reach a certain age.  The beginning of cruise control.  Life is easier, the world isn’t coming apart and if it is, whatever!   No rugrats, no teenagers professing their hate for you ! No braces, no tuition, no late night calls for money.  Dinner when ever we want.  Cruises,Continue reading “For Your Consideration”

My Family’s Slave


All photos courtesy of Alex Tizon and his family.   She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was. By: Alex Tizon/ The Atlantic   The ashes filled a black plastic box about the size ofContinue reading “My Family’s Slave”