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On the Edge

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Will we teeter over the edge? C’mon folks, let’s get ‘er done… for the people

 

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My Theme Music

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Let’s call it my resolution for the fast-approaching New Year. Not there yet, but it is my goal: professionally, emotionally, spiritually. My children are thriving and it’s time to follow suit.

Nina is my inspiration. 😉 Birds flying high, you know how I feel…

 

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Inspiration

I found my muse.
It was buried under layers
Of denial,
Working long hours and not leaving
Time for me.
Unleashed,
My words tumble from my soul.
Words of joy, love, sorrow and hope.
Wanting to be near you,
In your space
Breathing the air that you breathe.

Unwilling to fight for control of my emotions
My words race across the page,
Singing songs of bliss and freedom.
I want to shout and tell everyone!
Yet,
I want to keep this sweetness
To myself, to savor
Alone.

You underestimate the magnitude
Of my words,
My thoughts,
My passion for you.
They are interwoven with the marrow
Of my bones,
The follicles of my hair…
You are a part of me.

My tears, disappointments
And orgasms were preordained and
Waiting for your divine entrance.
I crave your taste
And embrace
That will again complete me.
Far beyond the pleasure that we create,
I am spellbound by you.
And
As I write,
I am awestruck
That we have not scratched the Surface.

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Poetry, Reflection, Relationships, writing

 

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From the Mouths of Babes

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No matter your position on “gun control,” your heart is made of stone if you do not believe that policy and practical changes are now and have been mandatory. A letter meant for President Obama from Valerie Barden, the older sister of a Sandy Hook victim, was read on-air by Anderson Cooper.

My name is Natalie Barden and I wanted to tell the president that only police officers and the military should get guns. If people want to do it as a sport than they could go to a shooting range and the guns would not be able to leave there.

A family friend representing the Bardens approached Cooper with the letter, calling for cooperation in Congress and communities holding their reps accountable.

I am surprised that the representatives from Connecticut have not put something forward.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2012 in Education, Family, Girls, Health, Politics, violence, writing, Youth

 

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No Hopey-Changey Stuff Here

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the Obama effect was not ephemeral anymore, no longer reducible to what had once been mocked as that ‘hopey-changey stuff… It could be measured in wars stopped and started; industries saved, restructured or reregulated; tax cuts extended; debt levels inflated; terrorists killed; the health-insurance system reimagined; and gay service members who could walk in uniform with their partners. It could be seen in the new faces who waited hours to vote and in the new ways campaigns are run. America debated and decided this year: history would not record Obama’s presidency as a fluke.

– Michael Scherer, Time Magazine

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2012 in Civil Rights, Family, Health, History, Politics, Race, Youth

 

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Holiday Songs to Improve Your PR Savvy

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Let holiday favorites improve your PR know-how.

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Good leaders let everyone shine and contribute.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town Double-check your lists.

Frosty the SnowmanGet ahead of a crisis.

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Foresee the unforeseeable.

Twelve Days of Christmas Manage expectations. Don’t overpromise a client.

Merry PRing!

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2012 in Music

 

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A Second Glance

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This morning I tweeted that I looked back at my four year-old’s school after I exited; I never have before. My eyes welled up. All the children were running in, laughing and playing while a patrol car and rescure vehicle were posted outside.

A sign of the times…

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Education, Family, Motherhood, Reflection, Youth

 

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ESPN: Encouraging Ignorance?

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Rob Parker’s comments on ESPN’s First Take were pure ignorance, but apparently not surprising and perhaps anticipated by the network.

The show is known to be controversial and looks for panelists to be “provocative.” I have never seen the show. This incident does not entice me to do so…but for some, it will. It must because it seems that the more ridiculous the content, the more people tune it. [I will save that point for a future post!]

These comments were reportedly sparked by RG3’s comment that he did not want to be identified as an African American quarterback. I don’t even follow football and I know the history of Black quarterbacks in the NFL. I also know enough athletes who, if they are serious about their sport, want to be identified by their prowess and performance- be it a ballerina, hockey player, swimmer, tennis or football player. So how Mr. Parker could land on the comments he made just points to his ignorance and is proof that he is a little man. I would go further to say that he has issues with his identity and race and is an embarassment.

Parker has since been suspended.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2012 in Politics, Race, Sports, Youth

 

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Is He Black Enough?

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He looks Black to me…

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2012 in Politics, Race, Sports, Youth

 

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Grace Under Fire

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Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of State. In a letter to our President, she wrote that she did not want to be a distraction to all the work that needs to be done in the country.

I know they have been slamming her for the talking points prepared by intelligence that she delivered following the Benghazi attack. She has been a target when she did her job, using the best information available at the time. She was mainly a target because Obama liked her for the position.

I admittedly have not followed her career. I know she is extremely intelligent. I also know she has immense regret on the non-handling of Rwanda when she served under the Clinton Administration.

But I remember the girl with whom I went to school. She was older, but as an African American student (there weren’t many of us), we all kinda knew each other. It was an all girls school and I had a few “big sisters” who were closer to her age and knew the girl who mystified me. She had a natural (afro), she played basketball and she had this aura. I was young so I didn’t know what it was or why I was so awestruck. She had a quiet power and even then I knew she had something. In hindsight, I know that I was in the presence of greatness; I have only encountered a few with it.

I guarantee this is only a bump in the road of her journey.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2012 in Girls, Politics, Race, Reflection, women

 

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