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18th May 2014

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Five Life Lessons Learned

I have seen a lot these decades on earth. I witnessed the fall of the Iron Curtain,  an apartheid free South Africa, an African-American U.S. president, a recession unlike any...

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11th May 2014

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Unsung Heroes of Mother’s Day

My greatest joy is being Auntie Ronda. At a young age, I figured that I probably would not fall in love or have kids. I decided to be the self...

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08th May 2014

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The Blog is Coming

We are re-branding the website. The blog posts will move here. As always, I am honored and humbled by your readership. Writing is such a personal and intimate process. It...

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05th May 2014

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8 Tips for Career Success: Class of 2014 and other job searchers

I did a guest article titled Powered for Endurance where I wrote about the “new normal” for college graduates post 2008. The “New Normal” is  – four (five) years of college,...

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24th Apr 2014

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Like a Pigeon Stuck in an Air Shaft – When Dream Chasing Stalls

Early Saturday morning, before sunrise, I woke up and went to the bathroom. I did not bother turning on the light. All of a sudden, I hear the fluttering of...

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17th Apr 2014

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Writer’s Prompt: My First Job – Human Body Shield and Pubic Hair

Every now and then I will check out writer’s prompts, to hone my skills. Here is one I recently wrote. Don’t judge me. I was fourteen when this happened. That...

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14th Apr 2014

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Sci-Fi’s Obsession with the Crucifixion & Resurrection – Part 2

  I. Star Wars Palm Sunday starts Holy Week. In Part 1, we visited the Garden of Eden as seen in the analogies with the movie Avatar. Like Adam and...

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08th Apr 2014

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Sci-Fi’s Obsession with the Crucifixion & Resurrection – Part 1

If you’re a sci-fi fan, you secretly harbor an obsession with Christ-like savior symbolism. It is nothing new. Throughout literature, many authors have given their protagonists “savior” complexes. In ancient...

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26th Mar 2014

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Women’s History: Feminism & Race Part 2

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” – Gloria Steinem As a child, my memory of feminism was man haters, not a smile on...

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16th Mar 2014

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Women’s History: Feminism & Race Part 1

I am about to talk about what is not generally said out loud. I debated about this subject for February’s Black History Month and decided against it – too controversial....

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10th Mar 2014

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Kitchen Talk – Diversity in Food Culture

Last weekend, a chef friend from Chicago visited specifically to hear Mother Jones’ panel “Food for Thought – Kitchen Talk on Diversity.” The panelists featured chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Gabrielle Hamilton,...

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03rd Mar 2014

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Powered for Endurance Part 3 featuring Mekka Don

The last article in the Powered for Endurance series is published with Mr. Refined magazine. Part 3 features the journey of Mekka Don from attorney to rapper-entrepreneur. Mekka’s creativity, commitment...

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