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Learning: The 30-day Social Media Break I Didn’t Know I Needed

“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” – Winston Churchill I went on a three week vacation/work trip and I did all of the things. I went to L.A., San Francisco, Oakland – had a one-day reprieve at home in Austin, Texas, and then trekked across the pond for work to London, Belfast, and Vilnius, Lithuania, back to … Continue reading Learning: The 30-day Social Media Break I Didn’t Know I Needed

Live in the Moment. Learn From History. Forge A Better Future.

  “The mere imparting of information is not education” – Carter G. Woodson As I look up quotes about the future, there are a lot of people who say it in several different ways, but the gist is ….”Don’t look to the past or worry about the future…. live in the moment.” You know those quotes that I am talking about don’t you? Because you can’t … Continue reading Live in the Moment. Learn From History. Forge A Better Future.

Not My Jesus: My Very Christian View on the Muslim Ban

“We must remember that the test of our religious principles lies not just in what we say, not only in our prayers, not even in living blameless lives – but in what we do for others” ― Harry Truman I am a Christian. I love Jesus. I am scared for America. I never thought about whether people were upset or protesting during the Crusades until … Continue reading Not My Jesus: My Very Christian View on the Muslim Ban

Living in An American Fairy-tale? Time To Grow Up

“The hardest part about growing up is letting go of what you were used to, and moving on with something you’re not.” – Lyrikal Growing up is hard. Things are never what they seem. You can kind of  live in a fairy tale, seeing life the way your parents kind of want you to. But as you get older you realize things are not as … Continue reading Living in An American Fairy-tale? Time To Grow Up

America… Voting Isn’t Enough

“There is a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.” – Sean Penn Yep, I said it. Let me first say that I am happy that people are voting, I really am, but something has really been annoying about this whole election from two different angles. For one, people who say: “I am not voting, because we … Continue reading America… Voting Isn’t Enough

Media, Do Your Damn Job

People, other than those on Hillary’s campaign, need to remind people that if they want to “make this country great again”, you actually have to know how to run the country. But who is holding Trump’s feet to the fire besides Hillary supporters?

Everyone who has a pen and pad, laptop or a voice, needs to speak up.

If you cannot prepare for a Presidential debate, which he clearly didn’t, then how are you going to prepare for meetings for our country? Continue reading Media, Do Your Damn Job

This is America

Every time I fly out of Austin, I park my car in the extended lot, it’s not too expensive (yet). Parking at this spot requires me to ride on a shuttle to and from the airport. Now, I travel enough to notice, that unless I sit next to someone or a person of color sits next to me, a white person never sits next to … Continue reading This is America

Let’s Take A Look In The Mirror

It is classism at its finest, and we have to stop acting like it’s not happening. If you woke up in a different position or circumstance, you might think differently and wonder why black folks who’ve “made” it, are nowhere to be found. We spend a lot of time trying to convince people, especially white people, why all lives matter is not cool, but what we really need to do is remind black people, that when you say Black Lives Matter, saying those words mean nothing, if you do nothing. Continue reading Let’s Take A Look In The Mirror