Guilty

He chose to get married on the 7th day of the month; not because the number 7 signifies perfection or completion or truth seeking or that it’s a number that has been revered in both pagan and religious systems for eons. No, my future spouse arbitrarily selected a Thursday (which just so happened to be…

The Rule of Fives

“Although the recipe and process are tested, your outcome may still look like a failure.”

It’s important to understand that your “blessing” may be disguised as misfortune!

Train Confessions: Why, Oh Why Did I Need Cappuccino!

“It was a café on the westside, midtown Said they had the best cappuccino around So I stepped in, and I ordered a cup Someone grabbed me by throat and said, “Shut the f#%# up!” And I did pronto, quick fast How much longer will the torture last?” -Cappuccino by Mc Lyte (1989) You would…

Train Confessions: Who Tells Your Story…

I am captivated by the musical Hamilton!  It has displaced Wicked as number 1 on my musical theater all around best.  What makes a musical an all around best to me, is the storyteller.  Do they seem like genuinely brilliant, “with it” people?  Are they both relatable and believable.  I found Gregory Maguire (although Winnie…

Train Confessions: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The Holiday season is upon us and I keep having to be reminded 😳. I know you’re saying how?  I just do.  I try really hard not to make this season about “stuff” my kids already have but more about creating memories.  That’s why we always were on vacation during this time of year.  …

Train Confessions: Tainted

And my heart burns only for you You are all I want And my soul waits only for you And I will sing till the morning has come…. Even When It Hurts, Hillsong United  If you’ve read one or two of my entries it should be clear I love melody, music and prose. What else…

Testify Tuesday: Did I Ask for YOUR Opinion?

Anita said, “Everybody’s got opinions about they way they think our story’s going to end…”. Someone else said opinions are like butt holes, everyone has one. No matter how crass or indifferent, we as humans naturally seek out the opinions of others.  I’m sure sometimes you wish you did not since some advice seems like it…

Testify Tuesday: Today is a Gift!

As we spend yet another early evening binge-watching Golden Girls, I can’t help but smile as the crude jokes sail over my little girl’s head. In treasuring that innocence, I am suddenly unnerved facing the reality that expiration dates are unfortunately stamped on every moment, thing, season, and person. My Back-to-School sentiments may stray from…

Testify Tuesday: Man Listen!

If you’re like me and you hear someone recite the aforementioned, you lean in close because you know the conversation is about to be juicy. Well, I have no “tea” to spill, that’s really not my thing but I will say this; life has a way of making you feel like a complete mess!  Even…

Testify Tuesday: The Trap

OK, so if you’re like me and you’ve had Radric a.k.a. Gucci Mane a.k.a. Gucci Laflare a.k.a. #GUWOP in steady rotation, let’s clarify something right now, I’m not talking about that type a trap! 😂 We all have fallen into it this trap a time or two in our lives. We are actively engaged in…

House Party: Atlanta Foodie Edition 

My guilty pleasure is jerk chicken.  Jerk literally means Jamaican barbecue so what better time to eat copious amounts of it than the summertime.  The sweet, herbal, spicy flavors tantalize my tastebuds like nothing else I’ve ever tasted.  Are you hungry yet?! 😋.  In need of some authentic jerk chicken but won’t be visiting Jamaica…