I've run out of goals, but not out of happiness
We were driving home on our usual afternoon commute from West Oakland to South Richmond. Normally we'd be full of conversation, but today Apple Music serenaded us with hits from Janet Jackson radio. Among the jams were Michael's "Beat It" and Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us"
...it's worth doing well. I can remember those words as clear as day from my 7th grade English teacher, Mrs. Parks. She was about 4 feet tall with a TWA (teeny weeny afro) that was graying and splochy. She spoke almost in a whisper - until she got mad and that always scared us as … Continue reading If anything is worth doing…
Excuse me as I sort some shit out in my mind... If love is a gift, I am not done unwrapping it. Everyday I am learning something new about love: how to give it, accept it, share it, cherish it, create it. But what I know about love is not always what I choose to show … Continue reading Love in Context
It's inevitable, I believe, that just as you are approaching greatness you doubt yourself. You wonder if you're good enough; if you have what it takes; if you're doing the right thing. These things have crossed my mind over the past couple of weeks. I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was … Continue reading I Am Not a Poet
I love to travel. There's something about going somewhere new and navigating the scene that excites me! I enjoy getting lost and finding different places to eat. I love people watching and scoping out others' do things. And even if you've been to a place before, you can discover new things. I find it hard … Continue reading Stay or Go
The first toy my son held in his hand was a plastic guitar. It played "Achy breaks heart" and lit up when you touched it. My son loved that toy. He was probably around two years old when we purchased him a basketball hoop though. He would, I assume like most kids, try to fit … Continue reading Little Black boys and basketball.
I hate waiting. For me, the Aries, waiting is cruel and unusual punishment! I am impulsive. I want everything not now, but right now. A delayed response or action is no action at all. So I thought. But I've learned, recently, that patience is a lot different than waiting. Waiting is...waiting. Or, as Dictionary.com puts … Continue reading Patience
a birthday poem (April 2, 2015) I am in awe of new beginnings Bringing forth a calmness that exists only at the start An anxiety too that refreshes you A new deck of cards handed you I promised myself I wouldn't be the same or like anyone I knew I don't want to be like … Continue reading 28…. And counting
My first night at college I couldn't sleep. I needed police sirens to lull me to sleep.I was uncomfortable being in a room full of girls having shared a bed with brothers for many years of my life. I didn't know these people; this environment. Richmond to me is like a village where everyone is … Continue reading Drifting on a memory….