A few years ago, I conducted an interview while on the assignment to cover a Christmas Tree lighting celebration recently. Here's the Exclusive Interview that made my day: Three-year-old Judah came out with his parents to celebrate. After posing with Santa, I asked him for an interview about his experience –to which he made his … Continue reading YPSILANTI: Depot Town ushers in holiday season
I covered a story once about a program called Meals on Wheels in Ypsilanti. It was a timely reminder that nobody is as independent as they think they are. We need each other.
A few years ago, singer India Arie penned a hit titled "I am not my hair". My response to that? De hell. I'm not. Hair is a big issue for women. For African American women, hair can be life-impacting. Depending on how you wear your hair as well as the thickness, length, texture and curl … Continue reading Naturally Me
Three years ago exactly, I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite poets: Ms. Nikki Giovanni. She came to one of our favorite local bookstores, Nicola's, in promotion of her new book, Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid. While I was there, I felt like I was in an intimate conversation, although there were close … Continue reading Life is a Good Idea
In honor of Throwback Thursday, and as a teaser for my new blog series beginning soon, I present to you my first photograph taken and developed as part of the Scarlett Middle School photography club. Preparation included thinking of a subject and theme and understanding my resources. I put a feeler out and ended up … Continue reading Photography Club Throwback Thursday
Originally appeared on February 20, 2013 Monday I had a rotten day. I was sick with a head cold, sorting through personal finances, everything I scheduled for the day turned out differently than planned, I worked really hard and felt like I got nothing accomplished. We all have days like that - where nothing seems … Continue reading Thankful Thursdays: Are you happy?
Originally printed on Dec. 4, 2011 This may be a bit unorthodox, but I am posting a thank you note I posted on Facebook earlier this year. I was reflecting on these past couple years and found this note that I had forgotten I wrote. I am in a different place, but probably more in need of … Continue reading Memories and Milestones
Photo courtesy of: Quadell How many times have you heard or read the words 'thank you' this week? Better yet, how many times a day do you say, write, or type 'thank you'? Probably hundreds. It is one of the first phrases babies learn how to say and one that we never stop using. Originating in the … Continue reading Thankful Thursdays: Keep Your Thank You’s Fresh
It would be hard to have a conversation about success without mentioning Dick Clark. He is revered for his contributions to the music industry, but he was a lot more. He wasn't the world's oldest teenager for nothing. That connection with what is current while being respectful of what's happened before as well as his … Continue reading Rest in Peace Dick Clark