Letter #1  To Black Parents Visiting Earth, It has taken me several months to write to you … and I don’t even know your name … or if you’ll be visiting my part of the planet.  I guess it’s taken forever because… Read More

A Perfect Ordinary Day:  An Act of Self-Love  Preface While writing “Beauty Revealed—Bringing Out the Best in Others,” the final essay in Midnight Peaches, Two O’clock Patience, I began jotting down notes focused on how to avoid stagnancy in order to stay motivated in… Read More

The Parenting Series: JAILBREAK

I knew she loved climbing things. But when I picked her up that day, I didn’t expect to hear that my daughter was the mastermind behind the Great Preschool Jailbreak of 2012. It was a failed attempt. A teacher caught her climbing… Read More

 First Movement: The Intersection People of multiethnic backgrounds are accustomed to existing at the intersections of multiple worlds and multiple identities, holding and juggling those spaces in tension.[1] We become adept at navigating in and out and through numerous ethnoracial and ethnocultural… Read More

THE 40’s JOURNAL: FACE, MIND, FEET, AND OTHER THINGS I’VE GROWN TO LOVE; Entry 2: My Body

My daughter raced down the straightaway and around the corner. “Wait! Wait! Slow down!” I couldn’t catch up.  She was too fast.  This wasn’t even her skateboard.  It was mine, but she didn’t like her Spiderman skateboard because it wasn’t fast enough…. Read More

THE 40’s JOURNAL: FACE, MIND, FEET, AND OTHER THINGS I’VE GROWN TO LOVE; Entry 1: My Face

No matter what kind of eye cream I use, those dark circles just won’t go away.   Sleep and cucumber slices under my eyes seem far more effective.  Crow’s feet—haven’t quite figured out what to do with those things, but I like what… Read More

Midnight Peaches, Two O’Clock Patience Fundraising on Indiegogo

Want a free copy of Midnight Peaches, Two O’Clock Patience?  Visit http://www.indiegogo.com and search Midnight Peaches and place a donation of $25 or up.  Make a pledge before Jan. 9, 2012. Donors who make a pledge of $25 or more will receive… Read More

(FOR:) PLAY—A Review of GOAPELE’S Latest Single “PLAY”

Consider it a precious gift when a woman tells her lover she is ready to play.   In all its vulnerability, strength, and beauty, her Love must be recognized as sacred and held gently.  In the reality of the moment, the lover should… Read More

BROKEN SHACKLE’S TOP MOVIE and DOCUMENTARY PICKS

Here are Broken Shackle’s Top Movie & Documentary Picks!!!  You’ll see a mix of over 60 flicks from a full range of genres:  action, fantasy, comedy, science fiction, religion, love, espionage, and social justice.  If you haven’t seen these yet, go out… Read More