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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...

Mekka Don - Rondaisms

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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...

Dreams - Rondaisms

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24th Feb 2014

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Powered for Endurance Part 2 featuring Marchello Lee

Part 2 of my endurance series for Mr. Refined Magazine is published. It features an interview with actor, Marchello Lee, from the recently released film Dreams.   Marchello’s journey shows...

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12th Feb 2014

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Powered for Endurance Part 1

Following up on my Endurance – The Game Changer post, I am doing a three part series titled “Powered for Endurance” as a guest writer for Mr.Refined Magazine. Part 1...

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23rd Oct 2013

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Finding Balance – The Tightrope

It’s been a month since my last post. Normally that means I am learning to practice what I preach. Last month I talked about the temptation to take a break...

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24th Sep 2013

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Fall Transitions

This year there has been a consistent theme in my writing of being a constant gardener of your dreams – tilling the soil, planting the right seeds for harvest. The...

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14th Aug 2013

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Pillars of Support

In a previous blog, Finding Hidden Value: People Assets, I talked about the value of people who enrich our lives. In my post, Ties that Bind, I spoke about how...

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22nd Jul 2013

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When You Get a Curve Ball

I’m a planner, type A perfectionist, control freak, germaphobe, cynic, skeptic, middle child loner that has good people skills, but an island to myself sounds beautiful. Quite a contradiction, but...

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08th Jul 2013

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Dream Chasing – Mekka Don

I read somewhere that there are three stages to the dream: birth, death, and resurrection. The birth of a dream is when it is first conceived. It is like the...

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19th May 2013

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Nurturing Growth & Pruning: Raw & Exposed

In March, I posited what seeds are you sowing for a fall harvest? I moved to NYC to dust off dreams deferred, namely: (1) getting my books published; (2) turning...

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22nd Mar 2013

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From Sheryl Sandberg to Adria Richards

It’s Friday afternoon and I can’t stay awake, so I make a caffeine run.  In the elevator, four guys are talking about the dongle joke and the developer evangelist. Being...

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01st Feb 2013

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Black History-American History

In an earlier blog, I wrote “it is not a black thing, you should understand.”  http://ronda-isms.com/uncategorized/black-history-is-american-history/   In the 1980s, there was a slogan “it’s a black thing you won’t...

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