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Adding Another Layer To My Wardrobe

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

In the latter part of 2013 I made a conscious effort to make changes in my life. Some of those changes were minor, like clean out my closets and cupboards. Others changes were major such as move across the country to a new city. Moving is both stressful and refreshing. It allows one to be excited by newness and a little stressed by letting go of the familiar. Letting go of the familiar also has its pluses and minuses for me, and I am focusing on the positive. My move has brought me a whole new climate and new fashion choices. South Florida is hot and 110% humidity. Southern California has hot,... 

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Winners All Around

Saturday, November 9, 2013

“How sweet the sound,” and an iconic line from the song Amazing Grace.  It can be said that the line is meant to bring comfort, clarity, peace and even protection. At the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, “how sweet the sound,’ brought diversity, style, excitement, competition and talent. Lots of talent. Verizon Wireless once again sponsored the How Sweet The Sound choir competition. In its 6th year choirs from New Orleans, Dallas, Baltimore, New York City, Detroit and Atlanta all represented different regions of the country. Each choir got to the finale after a year long fight in the regional... 

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Lesson Learned In The Year Since My Brother Passed Away

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

If I could go back a year and change anything then June 26, 2012 would never come, but that’s not realistic. It’s just a tactic to numb the pain of missing my brother. In the year since my brother passed I have not only learned a few things but have been reminded of some core beliefs. In no particular level impact I have discovered the following. 1.       People are uncomfortable with death but more importantly people are uncomfortable with the grieving process. Your grieving process is yours and yours alone.  I found a few people gave me advice not necessarily out of concern... 

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

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For Diallo.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

“This summer running has become my meditation. Although I have been running since 13 years young, this summer running has served me in my time of need. When I had to think, I ran. When I had to make a decision, I ran. When I had to cry over the loss of my brother, I ran. I am grateful that my body has and continues to carry me down the road. Running has been a great adviser, friend and healer to me in the summer of 2012.” — My Facebook status on Aug 31, 2012. Nobody tells you how to grieve, yet there are so many books about the process. There are days when I miss my older brother so much... 

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Humor & Opinion


Growing Up Unscented

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Growing Up Unscented By Rashida Bartley In my mom’s house perfumed items were outlawed. She said the fragrances bothered her. How the scented items agitated her I don’t know. She didn’t have allergies or at least she didn’t have allergies that were apparent to me. To this day, I still don’t I believe her explanation. In her closet she always had a secret stash of eau de toilettes from Estée Lauder and Lancôme. It wasn’t so much that I wanted to smell fragrant- it... Read More


Yoga yields revelation on health and weight loss.


Rashida Bartley’s Foray into yoga yields revelation on health and weight loss. By Rashida Bartley Call it insane, an act of vanity or need to do something social not involving social media, but I decided to do a yoga challenge. I joined a Bikram yoga studio, I told myself and Facebook friends I would go to class every day for 30 days. Most people refer to Bikram as “hot yoga,” since the practice is done in a room with the temperature hovering around 105 degrees.... Read More


Will Ferrell on The Daily Show

Will Ferrell on The Daily Show, absolutely hilarious. Love it. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Will Ferrell Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party  Read More


Road To 70.3

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My saga to become an ironman, starting with a half ironman then hoping to do a full. The journey begins…



Raw Food Revelations


My 2012 raw food revolution was a bust in the sense that I didn’t blog much about the experience and I did not go completely raw by the end of the year. What I did realize was the following: 1. I like hot food. Not only do I like hot food, I like eating out […]