In Memory Of

I just read an interesting post by my friend on his Facebook page. My friend was in the Air Force for about 12 years. The time we lived in the same city he was deployed on three or four different occasions. At the time, I really didn’t understand the weight of being deployed. I hung…

The Rebirth of Christmas

In my household, Christmas is a big deal. Especially Christmas Eve. My grandmother would be cooking and baking delicious foods that you could only taste through smell. My mother and aunt would lock themselves in a room to wrap gifts because procrastination. I sit in the basement watching TV and bubbling with excitement for the next morning. My…

Legend in the Making

I freshly attended a funeral/homegoing service. The life of the Eld. Dan Slaughter, Sr. was celebrated with much accolade and praise of his character. As well it should be. He was an excellent man. That sentiment doesn’t describe the entirety of what he means to people. I listened to different people speak on his accomplishments,…

The Post Man

“Did you check the mail?” No hi. No hello. No “How was your day?” None of that. As soon as I walked through the door, tired and stressed out, nine time out of ten that was the first question my grandmother asked me. It used to irritate me. Then, it became funny. The mail was…