Perspective

On Being a Stepdad

  Written by Hassahn Phenomenon Liggins, Father’s Day 2020 I remember when I was in my 20’s, and I used to contemplate having children of my own. I also used to say that I would never marry a woman who has children already. The first thought never transpired…

From Spicy… a blog by Victorine: Young’uns

  “There are organizations that have had the same folks running them for years, which is why they don’t run; they crawl.  And these folks crave power, which is what makes them powerless in forward movement.  In this case, sometimes age doesn’t matter.  If movement is stale, move…

On Being a Dad in Turbulent Times

  Written by Emilio Bucks Hardy, Father’s Day 2020 “When you fill your life with what truly makes you happy, you will find there is a lot less room for outside noise-and it’s noisy as hell right now.” Emilio Hardy, 2020   Father’s Day – June 2020: What…

Press “Release”

Journalism and writing students are taught to ask the following questions: who, what, when, where, why, and how in their quest for writing a cohesive article or story. These questions can be helpful as well in the quest of RELEASE! WHO: Almost anyone you or I know has…

This Is A Test!

As I write this, it is Sunday morning, April 19, 2020. My article is due tomorrow. No, I didn’t wait until the last minute to write this; I wanted it to be as current as possible before submitting it. At this moment, we – the town, county, and…

Thanks for Listening: Inspiration to Vote!

In the time of COVID 19, it is difficult to see which of our political leaders provide inspiration for me and my fellow citizens. Then again the government’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic has very sharply pointed out the politicians who work in the interest of all Americans…

#LockdownLessons

A teenage girl with long curly hair trying to trim it, resulting unevenly – ends up having to shave her head. The silver lining – she looks great! That’s what inspired me to trim mine – short, okay… very short! I tend to hide behind my hair and…

Spicy…a garden spices blog by Victorine

“We celebrate living another year and ceremonies we have been blessed to be a part of.  We celebrate our relationships – friends, and family, by blood and by love.  We wear our masks and wash our hands in celebration of being able to work for issues we believe…

Sisters, There is an Art to Aging Gracefully 

  I am aging. There I said it! I’m going on record as affirming that Aging Gracefully is an art and a tall order. I’ve observed a few emerging patterns in my life that I’d like to share. You receive final assignments. There will be some late-in-life lessons that, Universal…

A Life with Art

  I experimented recently, to see how life would be without art. I closed my eyes and tried to imagine a world or an existence without the added beauty which art brings. It only took me two minutes to realize how empty my world would be without movies,…