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 … Continue reading Train Confessions: Why, Oh Why Did I Need Cappuccino!

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 … Continue reading Testify Tuesday: Today is a Gift!

Testify Tuesday: Approval Rating 

If you're a parent of a teen or a young adult in their early twenties your approval rating may vacillate a great deal with them.  If you are the type of person who does the right thing instead of what's popular, well you are quite aware of your approval rating with the masses.  However, there … Continue reading Testify Tuesday: Approval Rating 

Testify Tuesday:Independent Women Make Some Noise

In all truth, you need to hush, take a seat, and put your feet up girl because I know you tired!  I have been separated a mere four days and I am about to pass out from exhaustion and the noxious smell of gasoline on my hands. Yes, the unapologetic feminist is going to say … Continue reading Testify Tuesday:Independent Women Make Some Noise

Year in Review… 

Understand that in my transparency,  "I'm too blind to watch my mouth"! ~Chrisette Michelle I sat on this cold concrete floor in my empty apartment in Atlanta 367 days ago.  I was full of joy, ambition, and hope.  It did not matter that the movers had bailed, that we were exhausted, that waters were uncharted, … Continue reading Year in Review… 

Testify Tuesday: Delight vs. Devotion 

First, this post has NOTHING to do with food.  I just have not posted a good food pic in quite awhile and I felt like this blog needed one.  However, if we are talking about delight here, I have been known to delight in food porn every now and again.  Now on to the topic … Continue reading Testify Tuesday: Delight vs. Devotion 

Testify Tuesday: Don’t Memorialize Your Trouble 

Okay, so I forgot it was Tuesday! Forgive me! I learned.. Some events, people, and moments are worth building memorials in remembrance of. Your troubles are not! Stop building monuments to honor that shattered heart, that failed business, that weight you've been trying to lose for five years, that insecurity you swear you're hiding but … Continue reading Testify Tuesday: Don’t Memorialize Your Trouble 

Testify Tuesday: Change of Perspective 

I stood in my home suffocating. No carbon monoxide wasn't leaking, we don't have natural gas. There was no smoke, no flames, no fire. I just felt like the air had been sucked out of my quaint high rise apartment. I opened the windows and a rush of unseasonably cold air blew quickly through the … Continue reading Testify Tuesday: Change of Perspective 

Testify Tuesday: Speak Well of You!

One of the “Four Agreements”, by author Don Miguel Ruiz is to be impeccable with your words.  I find this to be most important when you are talking about yourself.  Humor me for a moment!  When you speak about your BFF, what do you tend to say about them?  I am sure you dote on … Continue reading Testify Tuesday: Speak Well of You!

Be Grateful for Your Judas!

My "Testify Tuesday" segment was delayed because I was torn as to whether to write a fluff piece about my dining experience this weekend or something a little closer to home.  See the last time a wrote about issues of the heart, my Judas balked. After going through various highs and lows, I came to the … Continue reading Be Grateful for Your Judas!