The 4th of July

Today is the 4th of July, America’s independence day. People across the country will gather together, fire up the grills, make succulent food, pull out the slip-n-slides, light off fireworks, and have fun with family and friends. Pray for a sunny day because rain on the 4th is a downer. People want to be outside…

Appreciation

Good Saturday morning!!! It has been approximately two months since I started writing. I never knew that I had this gift. Especially for poetry. However, I love that God has blessed me with words, thoughts, and truth. When I started my blog I did not think a lot of people would really keep up with…

The Freeway

I love driving on the freeway. Some people can’t take it, but I’m good as long as I know where I’m going. My California experience of freeway driving was especially influential. These people are NUTS!! They’ll fly past you, and then cut you off without a second thought. Wherever they have to go must be…

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,…

It’s the Little Things in Life

I get a lot of my material for my blog from Facebook. That’s probably because I’m on there way too much. However, Facebook is a good source to see people’s true feelings about a subject. One such discussion was about the Baltimore riots. I, of course, was campaigning for something to be done with police…

What’s Your End Game?

So, before I started a blog, I used to weigh in on social issues via Facebook. I would write a longer than normal status regarding whatever was the issue of the day/week/month. These statuses attracted the ire of some. When it came to matters of race (mostly what I would post about), I’d get blasted…

I Wonder

I think a lot. That’s probably a pretty “goes without saying” statement, but hear me out. I put myself in certain scenarios. Some of which are relevant to today’s social issues. There is so much going on in America. I have not one reason to be naive and think shootings, stabbings, or whatever else can’t…

Mythbusters: Black on Black Crime

Racial tension is at an all time high within the confines of American culture. Events are constantly split into the subject matter of black and white. The events in question, as of late, have been police shootings of unarmed black men. One side argues the shooting was justified. The other side argues the inconsistency of the…