Is Your Family Relationship Toxic?

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is over for 2012 and still seven months away for 2013 – too long a wait for many people who are suffering through violent lives every day. NOW is the time to be aware. Now is the time to recognize that violence doesn’t always start with a  fist. Many times…

Have you unlocked life’s key to a loving legacy in death?

What’s the secret to living your life in a self-less way? My cousin seemed to know. And he had mastered the secret so well that his co-workers, friends and family didn’t struggle at all to find the words during his home-going service on April 25th that showed what a loving and supportive man he was. My mind didn’t…

Love Thy Neighbor …Not Lose Thy Mind

Well, it sounds like a noble concept. But it can be a bit difficult to follow through with when your neighbor refuses to monitor their noise level and consistently feeds the rat population. I find myself having to pull patience from reservoirs that I didn’t know I had. At least not for grown people who…

Hush Little Voice! Hush!

She never misses an opportunity. As soon as I kick my confidence into overdrive and gun the accelerator, her mouth starts running. That’s not good enough! What are you writing for? Nobody’s gonna read that! No! No more running! You’re tired! You’re tired! Ugh! Shut uuuupppp! I’ve tried everything! I ignore her, she talks louder. I…

When you’re fightin’ mad, you already lost the fight

Ever had a real bad itch? Like a mosquito done bit you right on your thigh; and you don’t have not one thing  to stop it from itching. That’s what fightin’ mad feel like; like a  real bad itch that make you feel like you gonna explode.  It’s when you so mad, you got blood in your…