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monatizing your dream is the only way out

  Being an entrepreneur is the best way out of this mess.  The unreflected life is not worth living, Socrates once remarked, but I have recently learned that without an opportunity to earn that living, there is little chance for reflection.  Being a part of a family...

a home but no country

  I am blessed to belong to a wonderful tribe.  There are five of us and these magnificent soul are the reason for absolutely everything.  They are the centre of my life, the epicentre of all that is good and meaningful.  There is something so authentic about family...

never fry bacon with your pants off

  Stay safe and don't burn your dirty bits. We are all connected.  This connection is much easier today thanks to social media.  We continue to listen to music, watch the news, obsess over reality shows and glace quickly through tantalizing magazines.  Every...

diggin’ ditches

  Change is easy. We all do it and we do it often.  Just ask yourself how many times we have joined a gym and quit?  How many times we have begun to eat better and quit?  How many times we have vowed to watch less and read more, talk less and write more, or perhaps be...

black like me (part 2)

  Langston Hughes opened my mind many years ago and showed me a painful glimpse into his broken soul. The novelist John Howard Griffin inspired by Langston Hughes' poem Dream Variations, embodied Atticus Finch and did not mind his business.  He discovered the...

black like me (part 1)

  I offer you a poem for your consumption. Langston Hughes wrote and published Dream Variations, in 1926.  It is an subtle series of lines, that found its way into his first poetry collection titled The Weary Blues.  Don't be concerned if you never heard of it. ...