This is 40…actually.

For the past forty days, I’ve been on a quest for self reflection and discovery. Although I’ve had 479 months, 2 weeks, and 5 days to learn who I am and whose I am, I was more intrigued with the WHY. Why do I do what I do, the way that I do? Why can’t

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Black (Keith’s Reflection)

“There is no small expression in life; life is big, full, and richly complicated.  And, if I am honest, is rather uncalculating, unwieldy, and often (for the lost souls amongst you) without a real point.” (A quote someone should have said) But life is also keenly ironic, simple, and purposeful. Case in point–God created the

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Seventy-Seven

There’s something special about the number seven. It has both spiritual and numerical significance. I happen to be born in the year with both SEVENS. Coincidence……..I think not. According to sources on the web, as often as it’s used and the ways it’s used suggests there’s some significance over it’s numerical value. The number seven

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We are Family

“I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.” -James Penney Even though eight months have passed since the “Great Flood” of Baton Rouge 2016, it is apparent we still have

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The Supers

Kids have the wildest, most amazing imagination. Often times they don’t share many of the thoughts their minds process, but the times they do, I’m always amazed. Experts say a child’s imagination has the power to promote positive change. I’ve never really thought much of it outside of enjoying watching their creative story lines and

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Pay it Forward

During the holidays, we participate in the “Elf on the Shelf” Christmas tradition. Our elf is Matthew Frickle, and he became a part of our holiday family four or five years ago. Even though the kids know Matthew Frickle doesn’t have the “magic” they once believed he had, they still enjoy looking for him every

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Tara vs. Tara

Earlier today, I watched a television show, where a lady talked about how she had been married for twenty years, was a mother of three–the youngest now in high school, and she was unhappy with her life because she felt she was no longer important or needed and she no longer knew who she was.

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Golden Girls

When I was younger, I spent a lot of time with my grandparents, MaGen and Big Daddy. I enjoyed sleeping over and hanging with them, and I did it often because we lived around the corner from each other. On Friday nights, Gen and I watched all of our favorite shows: Maude, The Equalizer, Archie

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The Contract

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” -Andy Warhol Art inspires me as music does. Having the gift of creating art, whether it’s music, writing, painting or singing, the

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Ms.Dee, B and Me

“If you light a lamp for someone it will also brighten your own path.” -Buddhist Proverb When Keith and I got engaged, I was working in the Alumni Relations Office at my Alma Mater, Dillard University. While planning the wedding, Keith searched for our first home, and I searched for a new job for my

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