Perspective

WITH THIS PEN

With this pen, OOI write my heart and mind open. OOI write this mystery unraveled. OOAnd I write confusion clear. OOThe depths of the universe, OOthe nature of being, OOflow from the silence OOin me, OOfrom all Space and Time OOinto this pen. They lay themselves down OOin…

A Day in the Life of a Teacher: Cassie Mebane

  Photo by Seema Miah on Unsplash When a person decides to become an educator/ teacher, they go into the profession hoping to help shape and mold the best adults for the future. Just think about it, we have a hand in every profession and career. Little did…

“A Shining City on a Hill”

    “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.” Joel 2:28 Throughout 2020, the United States of America…

5 Steps to Revitalizing Our Resilience

Taking a Page From NFL Players WOW! 2020 was some year; it is definitely one we will never forget. If you’re reading this, I’m so happy you made it. The new year gives official permission to reset and revitalize our weary psyches. My inspiration this month comes from,…

That Which Gives Me Life

  By Susan D. Peters Vitality is the very essence of feeling alive! At the dawn of 2020, I anticipated perfect clarity, and somehow, did not allow for the fact that somethings that you see, you-will-not-like! Anyway, I naively thought, “this is my year!” Beloveds, this WAS my year, not in the…

Thanks for Listening: Vital Accomplishments

  From as early in my life as I can remember, a zesty feeling towards accomplishing things has stayed in the back of my mind. One of my earliest exuberances as a toddler was to fall off a couch for a second time to re-experience what it felt…

Excerpt From Spicy…a blog by Victorine: Vibrancy

  February 12, 2020 I thought if I told the truth about this entry, y’all wouldn’t read it. The truth? I’m so tired!! Today, I went to an early morning performance for Black History Month. ( BHM) I am part of The CORE Drummers, and I also had…

A Woman for All Seasons: Tekla Syers

Tekla A. Syers is an African-American woman, grandmother, sister, and friend. A lifelong learner, Syers includes writing, cooking, and handcrafts in her list of pursuits. She’s known for taking her pursuits very seriously, and I can tell you she’s certainly taken piecrust to the next level. Her apple…

Let Freedom Ring!

  The Great Migration ‘Fantasy is the faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable.’ lexico.com My parents were among those African Americans of the Diaspora that moved North during the Great Migration, which began in 1916. Our people imagined an opportunity to…

The Joy of Fantasizing.

Fantasizing can take you places you’ve never been and set you up for future experiences. It can be a form of wishful thinking, the kind I indulged in as a three-year-old, fantasizing myself seated in one of those big beautiful orange trucks that I occasionally saw from my…