People I can communicate with

Tonight, I am very grateful for the people in my life I can communicate with. If I am feeling down, angry, happy, confused… I can communicate it all with them. They listen, and speak to me. Communication. I am grateful for all the people in my life that I communicate with. It helps me with…

Summer Heat

As a heat wave sweeps across the western states, I am pretty grateful for air conditioning in the car, swimming pools and the ocean. I am also grateful that I like to wake up earlier in the morning; when the heat reaches it’s peak I have accomplished most everything that needs to be accomplished for…

And then…

I am grateful that I have been honored this life to be a father. I’m grateful for my son being a part of my life… I’m grateful he’s turning 19 tomorrow – and I’m around to be with him… I’m grateful for the whole day tomorrow with him and his family; my family.

Progress

Earlier this week it was pointed out to me that I always talk a good game but I don’t always walk the walk. It was a great slap in the face or kick in the arse, for me. It fired up my engines and made me take a hard look at myself. It was all…

Slowly learning

As an old, white, european man, I have spent a lot of my life pondering the chaos created and endured because of the differences in one’s skin pigmentation. The earliest experience have heightened awareness I recall is reading Black Like Me sometime in my mid-childhood years. The sad truth is, the marker hasn’t moved much….

The Creator

Today I am very grateful for my faith in the creator of this universe. I have faith that if I listen to the ether that is put out there for me, I will be okay and I will make this world a better place for all to live. May Force be with you!

A State of Mind

Tonight, as I lay me down to sleep… praying for escape from the walls that keep… I am grateful for the poetic, smooth ride… of Maggot Brain.

Always move forward….

Be it a mile, a leap, a step or inch, move forward. It is not always easy. If you think that you are being pushed down or pulled back, cinch up your laces and creep forward. Learn the hard lessons and the easy lessons will not even be recognized. How do you eat an elephant?…

Teacher, Author, Photographer, Musician, Civil Rights Activists…

Today, I am grateful for the life and work of Julius Lester. Due to his scholarly work, we were gifted with a thick tome of numerous tales about the animals; Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, Brer Bear… on, and on—the entire animal kingdom! And that includes humans, too. They’re… we’re part of the animal…

Win the Race

In life and business I am a self described Ready, Fire, Aim type of person. I am very fortunate and grateful to have people in my life who help me focus on the target, sometimes they are able to help me focus before I squeeze the trigger. I am learning, yes in the latter years…