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Going with the Flow

I was asked what it is that I love about writing. I have been writing since I was 17 and the two things that I love have not changed since then. First, is the flow. When I first started writing, it was poetry. My cousin had died from Leukemia...

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One Billion Dollars – What Would You Do?

I remember when I first "played" "How Would You Spend $1 million.?" It was at least 30 years ago. In multiple cities across America, I would build housing communities for single mothers. Co-ops. With a beautiful courtyard in the center for playing, and a community center, and day care....

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MLK Day and the “King Thing”

For as long as I can recall, I have worked for companies that did not give Martin Luther King Day off. So, I have had to get creative. You see, I believed that one of the things that MLK fought for was for integration of work places. The precursor...

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Will there be More Bougie Blues?

Will there be More Bougie Blues? I’ve had a few people ask about it. I hadn’t planned to. I was going to have a one-book-wonder. After all, all I really wanted to do was share my stories. But what if I have more stories to tell? Do I? Maybe. One...

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A Blessed and Meaningful Kwanzaa

Last year, embarrassingly for the first time, my husband and I celebrated, shared Kwanzaa as a family. It has that duality. Celebrating Kwanzaa is sharing Kwanzaa with people you love. I don’t think it was ever meant to be shared alone. It starts in fact, with the first of...

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Christmas

For most of my adult life, I have watched "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" every December. Strangely enough, I do not know the words to any of the songs. You would think, after allllllllllllllll these years, I would know more than "You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch...." Yup, that’s...

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Waking Dad

I had a booksigning last week. No one came. But that’s not the focus of this blog. My husband doesn’t have good eyesight and has not read the book. So I have been reading the stories to him. We were sitting there, alone at the booksigning, and I decided...

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I am so happy to be here!

I am so happy to be here! My muse and I have written short stories that have been floating around in my mind for nearly twenty years! This past June, I put out Afro-Bougie Blues and I am so excited to share it with you! This isn't esoteric, fine...

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