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Mar 25

Spring 2024

2024-03-25T13:42:29+00:00March 25th, 2024|Brief: Short and Sweet|0 Comments

My birthday week was an amazing time.  It has served as the foundation for connecting with wonderful women, and simply bringing a great deal of joy to my life.  It is an invisible embrace when a quiet supporter is suddenly sitting next to you at your birthday dinner.  She is [...]

Feb 24

Re-Entry

2024-02-24T17:25:26+00:00February 24th, 2024|Brief: Short and Sweet|0 Comments

I was gifted with two tickets to attend Thou Art Woman: Love & Lust edition.  Whom should I ask?  Decisions.  Whom would appreciate the atmosphere?  It had been years since I attended and would be my re-entry into a community that I had somewhat distanced myself from; bad romantic relationships [...]

Feb 18

Tribe: The Disconnect

2024-02-18T03:30:19+00:00February 18th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

During the last year, I have discovered that I can't keep up with everyone in my friend circle.  It is difficult to deal with my own life and continue to interact with others on a high level.  I have often found myself absorbed with my own problems or preparing for [...]

Feb 18

Self Employment Gone Wrong

2024-02-18T03:03:44+00:00February 18th, 2024|Brief: Short and Sweet|0 Comments

It has been about a year since I departed from my miserable full time position.  I was burned out and hopeless.  Jeans had replaced workplace attire, and leave was a blessing.  My resignation was a reason to celebrate.  It was finally over. My self employment journey has been fraught with [...]

Dec 22

Perils of Self-Employment

2023-12-22T03:43:04+00:00December 22nd, 2023|Brief: Short and Sweet|0 Comments

Lately, I have had problems trying to relax.  Comfort seems to escape me.  My last massage was on Saturday, and my days have been very low key.  By the same token, my shoulder blade really hurts.  Yesterday was the absolute straw.  I analyzed my typical routine.  It had gotten away [...]

Nov 17

Feeling Seen

2023-11-17T04:47:23+00:00November 17th, 2023|Brief: Short and Sweet|0 Comments

A pre-pandemic associate sent me work.  I was so grateful to be asked to grace the stage for a Wakanda themed event.  My customized African outfit was the go to attire for this one.  Upon arrival, I met the band members.  The drummer was a girl.  She was giving soft [...]

Nov 14

I Do Not Fit

2023-11-14T18:22:11+00:00November 14th, 2023|Brief: Short and Sweet, Uncategorized|0 Comments

There were cars everywhere.  I had to find parking on the other side of the park and walk across to the annual gathering of bikers.  The large trees were lovely as they provided gentle shade in the park.  Once I found my friend, we began to stroll around as she [...]

Nov 14

That Feeling

2023-11-14T15:49:50+00:00November 14th, 2023|Brief: Short and Sweet|0 Comments

As I checked my schedule of for the month, I realized that I was performing at an adult day care next week.  It would be the third time this year which meant that a new repertoire would be required.  There are a lot of Cuban grandmothers there that often delight [...]

Oct 31

I am not a Doo Whop Girl

2023-10-31T14:34:38+00:00October 31st, 2023|Deep|0 Comments

For a good portion of my life, I was a wallflower.  Difficult conversations were avoided, and I wanted everyone to be happy above all else.  My needs and wants were always at the bottom of the list.  Somewhere along the way, things changed.  I began to learn about the word [...]