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Struggles Of Life

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature. 24 more words

Great Nature

I Do Not Have Dreadlocks, or Do I?

I wrote the poem, “I Do Not Have Dreadlocks,” just before turning 40, when my youngest was still a baby. My youngest turned eight years old yesterday and I have dreadlocks now, at least sort of, kind of, maybe. 31 more words


My Ojude-Oba Experience

Remember how my last post opined to ‘never say never’?

Lessons to learn here:

You won’t discover life’s awesomeness, the best, the good, bad or ugly if you sit pretty still in your comfort zone saying…

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Some claim that you can : “ab esse ad posse” (“from what exists, you can deduce what is possible”).  A couple of famous atheists have recanted (not necessarily for the same reasons a handful of  scientists have changed their opinion about the human contribution to climate change . 282 more words

Little Dancer

Will I ever learn to never say never?! As a general rule I don’t believe in absolutes like “never” or “always”. They don’t tend to hold up over time. 367 more words

Shake It Up

(at county fair)

Me: “Here, shake some salt on Mom’s corn on the cob.”

Little Miss Thing, age 7: “I’m a good shaker.”

Me: “Yes, you have mad skills. 70 more words



Surely our paths were interwoven
Broken bridges floating upward
Defying every hasty decision
Whatever’s left still hurts

Move forward to find your bearing 
Leave behind the barren desert  37 more words