Question of the Day: Are you patriotic? What does being patriotic mean to you? Oh boy, I have a feeling this article is going to upset some. Sadly, sharing my own Black experiences as a Black woman in today’s culture is somehow offensive. It’s cool when they do it, it’s a problem when we do it. F*k ’em. The short answer is ‘no’, I am … Continue reading Divided We Stand.
Fear grips you like death. It’s like a WWE, Stone Cold Steve Austin elbow drop…it’s a stunner. It chokes happiness and stifles growth. But fear has a weakness, just like Superman. Its kryptonite is love, encouragement, support, understanding, and even unexpected help from a stranger. When was the last time you felt afraid? I mean knees buckling, lips quivering, unequivocal fear. I can still clearly … Continue reading The Power of Fear
What would you do if you won the lottery? I would no longer walk, talk or eat the same! Matter of fact, I’m changing my name to Queen Cleopatra Elizabeth II. Seriously, here’s what I would really do if I won the lottery. I’ve overcome numerous obstacles to become a first-time home buyer in my early 30s as a single parent. In less than 5 … Continue reading I’m Rich! (just practicing)
On my son’s 14 birthday, we visited Portland, Oregon and instantly fell in love! I admit that I wasn’t sure what to expect. I can’t really say that my vision of Portland was for it to resemble a smaller version of New York City with a slower, Southern pace. The hipster vibes were everywhere. We stayed at The Paramount Hotel in the heart of downtown … Continue reading Keep Portland Weird
Christmas just ain’t Christmas without the one you love. ~The O’Jays The holidays are here and I pray everyone reading this is surrounded by peace, love, and those you cherish the most. To those who have lost a loved one, I pray that you find comfort and hope in the memories shared. Sending love and light ♥ Continue reading Happy Holidays
What if I told you this time of the year used to be my darkest. It felt like the biggest downside to moving to New Mexico was having to leave my South Carolina roots and family traditions behind. Thanksgiving became my “trigger holiday” as I missed the sound of everyone gathering and endless plates of good food. No matter who was upset with whom, on … Continue reading Always a Happy Place
This blog is named after my paternal and maternal Grandmothers, Ella Francis and Beatrice Miller. It was my Granny’s (Beatrice) passing in 2007 that pushed me to ask the tough questions and learn our family’s history before it was too late. They say ‘you can’t take it with you’ referring to materialistic things. But what about the wisdom and countless stories our elderly withhold. I … Continue reading Just Like My Grandma
Thanksgiving 2021 is gone and Christmas is across the street. 2022 will be here in a blink. Another year to meet. Continue reading Never too late to give thanks