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Since June 10, 2012
108 Community Recognitions
Writing is one of my passions. Finding time to write is challenging. One day, I will find the time to get my first book published. It is moving forward and I am glad. Please stop by often, and provide me with your thoughts. Be constructive, but don't attack, that frazzles me. It's good to find a place to call my own where I can just write. I approach life with zest and give back at least as much, if not more than I get. I live in Maryland and serve as Mayor in one of its greatest little cities. Write on. WRITE ON!
Standing in the Bright Sunlight on my back porch
Rated: E
~146 Words
Type: Poetry
Updated 6 years ago
Thoughts from today's adventure
Rated: E
~301 Words
Family, Inspirational, Experience
Type: Editorial
Updated 6 years ago
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2210511
    Sometimes we meet Him and just don't recognize Him.
    Rated: E · Educational · #2210090
    A few thoughts on how short days, rain, trails and tribulations make us better people.
    Rated: E · Religious · #2209980
    Thinking about the Bible, the choices we are given, and the ones that we ultimately make.
    Rated: E · Religious · #2209901
    Thinking about the goodness of God.
    Rated: E · Religious · #2209900
    How deep are the prayers we pray as children around our mother's knees?
    Rated: E · Religious · #2209899
    How deep are the prayers we pray as children around our mother's knees?
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2209647
    Taking life's hits, but continuing to go on.
    Rated: E · Religious · #2208871
    Acknowledging God in every facet of my being today.
    Rated: E · Self Help · #2208600
    Tribute to the Men and Women of PAA, Inc.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2208243
    Getting out of the dumps can be painful.
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2207120
    A brief thought about children growing up
    Rated: E · Experience · #2199886
    Reflections on life in 1957 in the country life was hard, but we had love and core values
    Rated: E · Tragedy · #2195454
    Reaction to grandson being stopped by undercover police officers
    Rated: E · Religious · #2195270
    Thinking about praying as an individual
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2193694
    Jesus is the best friend that I have ever had, and I am so glad.
    Rated: E · Tragedy · #2192943
    Feeling the weight of my Blackness in America!
    Rated: E · Personal · #2192332
    The day after my Mother's birthday twenty-five (25) years later.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2192081
    Fighting off sadness as my deceased Mother's birthday approaches
    Rated: E · Family · #2178258
    The day after Christmas is such a mess. Cleaning up is a chore. Here's what could happen.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2177852
    When prayer is not enough.
    Rated: E · Self Help · #2177474
    STOP WORRYING. Most of us spend time worrying over things that we cannot change.
    Rated: E · Other · #2175209
    A moment's Reflection
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2173067
    A praise that rose out of my prayers today.
    Rated: E · Family · #2169904
    Deciding if all the meetings we attend are important enough to miss out on the family time
    Rated: E · Relationship · #2167902
    In 2018, racism seems to be stronger than ever before and growing. Only we can stop it.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2167175
    Coping with death is stressful, but living may just be harder.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2160414
    Written for Khiarah Williams, June 8, 2018, on her graduation from high school
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2160168
    How often do you put things before God?
    Rated: E · Personal · #2159508
    Feeling very Black in America. Feeling trapped. Feeling some kind of way. Unrest
    Rated: E · Death · #2156977
    Foxy Grey got his wings on April 29, 2018, following a terrible accident.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2156975
    Feeling very conflicted over the death of my cat while enjoying the love of my family.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2152093
    We talk about faith and believing in Jesus, but do we really?
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2152057
    As a child, I learned Biblical passages. I am surprised children today do not know any!
    Rated: E · Relationship · #2151940
    We do not have to believe in God, but wasn't that belief better than what we have now?
    Rated: E · Family · #2151657
    Written for My Daughters for Women's History Month 2018
    Rated: E · Family · #2151656
    Written for Women's History Month 2018 for my granddaughters.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2151381
    Dreading my eye injection after a disappointing eye evaluation, but went in any way.
    Rated: E · Biographical · #2151128
    Reflections on the blessings in my life -- God, children, family and others
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2146333
    Going to Sleep at Night and Waking Up
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2146332
    A testimonial to my relationship with God/how long God has been an active part of my life
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2143057
    We often hear that Christ is the reason for the season or is Christmas about economics?
    Rated: E · Philosophy · #2142752
    Time and effort can sometime be wasted looking for something you already have!
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2142750
    Thankful to express what is on my mind daily!
    Rated: E · Writing · #2140785
    Reflecting on aging in 2017
    Rated: E · Personal · #2131557
    Being stranded in a strange city while returning home from vacation.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2129719
    Just a thought about people I've met in my life.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2127125
    Saying goodbye to a very special cousin who died today.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2112838
    A demonstration of faith in the natural sense.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2109790
    One day in which nothing could go wrong and nothing did.
    Rated: E · Community · #2108839
    As people, we are all important and part of this universe.
    Rated: E · Biographical · #2106385
    Christmas was different then.
    Rated: E · Community · #2106188
    A community discussion that opened minds
    Rated: E · Cultural · #2103195
    Thoughts about the11/8/2016 General Election. No blame. No finger pointing. My reality.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2101693
    Lessons learned at my Mother's knees
    Rated: E · Other · #2100222
    Watching the sun rise
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2098907
    Sometimes we need to stop the bleeding, regroup and move on. Life really is short.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2098157
    Trying to understand the separation issues in our society.
    Rated: E · Other · #2096285
    Reminds me so much of the four stages of life.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2096284
    No matter the year you were born, you are aging. Life is moving on.Take time and enjoy it.
    Rated: E · Other · #2094052
    A place to post when nothing else will do.
    Rated: E · Family · #2093977
    Birthday wishes to my oldest daughter on her 48th birthday.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2092766
    A response given for aa merit badge
    Rated: E · Personal · #2092763
    Glad to not have an eye visit today with the ophthalmologist for an eye injection.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2092398
    Words can't always explain the feeling
    Rated: E · Educational · #2087511
    Children with no food in the home depend on school lunch program
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2087266
    Expressions of feelings following shooting in Orlando, Florida
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2084257
    My purpose in life is to serve.
    Rated: E · Biographical · #2076666
    Brief History of two women that inspired my life
    Rated: E · Biographical · #2075693
    After serving as City Manager for 15 years, Jeannelle decides to retire.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2075526
    I wrote this to inspire others. It is a personal story of triumph and struggle.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2074885
    Being in the moment at the beginning of a new day
    Rated: E · Educational · #2071931
    Growing older and learning to let go
    Rated: E · Family · #2071183
    Sharing time with and appreciating loved ones can be so rewarding!
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2069576
    Praying for family, friends, our nation and others.
    Rated: E · Family · #2056921
    A thank you for making me feel so special!
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2055151
    Sometimes we just don't know how blessed we are!
    Rated: E · Experience · #2054717
    Being thankful for what you have. No envy. No jealousy. Just thankfulness.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2054042
    I am a very selfish person because I can do nothing without God. I am very clingy on HIM!
    Rated: E · Experience · #2053479
    Truth is always truth, and no matter what you do, truth will one day come to light
    Rated: E · Family · #2052008
    Friends are wonderful and special -- Hold onto them!
    Rated: E · Relationship · #2051479
    Thoughts about friends who helped to shape my life and are now deceased!
    Rated: E · Experience · #2049763
    Breathing for the last time on earth as family and friends watch
    Rated: E · Biographical · #2049543
    My brother is on life support. No hope for his tomorrow.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2049164
    One of my foster kids drop by for a visit with his estranged brother.
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2048353
    How judgmental are you? Are you a true believer? Do you forgive yourself and others?
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2047747
    Being a Christian means different things to different people. Here's my take on ME!
    Rated: E · Community · #2046754
    There is room enough for us all in our world. At times, all of us will be leaders!
    Rated: E · Community · #2046653
    Focuses on the self-centeredness of our society -- No room for anyone else.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2046312
    Sending a taste of sunshine in a jar to a friend!
    Rated: E · Political · #2045265
    We the people have sold America to the highest bidders
    Rated: E · Friendship · #2043161
    Written for my friend's funeral program May 2015
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2043112
    When asked to write an endorsement for a friend, I came up with this quicky.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2043035
    My best friend recently died. My mind has shut down. I can't write her funeral program.
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2031711
    Directed at people feeding in on negative feelings and thoughts about others.
    Rated: E · Other · #2030499
    Realizing that things could be worse.
    Rated: E · Other · #2030497
    Valentine's Day, and I am LOVED
    Rated: E · Other · #2023201
    When things are not going your way at Christmas
    Rated: E · Other · #2023199
    Being thankful at Christmas Time
    Rated: E · Other · #2023079
    When people say hurtful things or portray everyone as the same.
    Rated: E · Other · #2023078
    What is the meaning of Christmas to you?
    Rated: E · Other · #2023077
    About today's athletes, their injuries and sometimes death just for entertainment.
    Rated: E · Other · #2021246
    Black Friday is not the best way to resolve civil matters
    Rated: E · Other · #2021116
    Too many lives gone in two short of a time. Need to go to the funeral, but wish not to go.
    Rated: E · Other · #2020323
    The Day of her Passing 21 years later.
    Rated: E · Relationship · #2016229
    Learning to appreciate your life NOW!
    Rated: E · Relationship · #2015938
    My CORE Values about life and living
    Rated: E · Family · #2015014
    Children, grandchildren, and great grands making me feel blessed with their kindness!
    Rated: E · Other · #2013873
    Thoughts of life in 2014
    Rated: E · Family · #2013278
    Reflecting on my youth, my children grandchildren, and great grands
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2012874
    A play on words about Ebola
    Rated: E · Health · #2012702
    It's important to have a base line on your health. Visit your doctor.
    Rated: E · Cultural · #2011924
    Thoughts of home; remembering autumn days
    Rated: E · Other · #2009991
    Going through hard times can be daunting, discouraging, & downright awful. YOU CAN MAKE IT
    Rated: E · Educational · #2009990
    We usually measure ourselves through others' eyes. The challenge is to measure ourselves.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2007572
    Thinking of my Mother, and who I have become.
    Rated: E · Other · #2006893
    Feeling good about being alive, and those in my life.
    Rated: E · Other · #2006305
    Continuing the perfect life series
    Rated: E · Other · #2006010
    Helping my grandchildren appreciate the life they have now with all of its ups and downs!
    Rated: E · Opinion · #2005857
    My opinion on the name of the Washington Redskins
    Rated: E · Other · #2000902
    They say that he is dying, and there is no help!
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #2000320
    Thinking about HIM, and loving HIM today
    Rated: E · Other · #2000307
    Writing for a friend that is sick
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #1997371
    A llove poem for a Friend
    Rated: E · Other · #1997306
    We often think we have to go it alone. Even when we don't think so, We are AMONGST FRIENDS
    Rated: E · Other · #1997141
    Writing on thoughts, emotions and behaviors
    Rated: E · Other · #1996232
    Feeling sorry for the wworld
    Rated: E · Other · #1994611
    A spontaneous writing about my feelings about the things we go through in our lifetime.
    Rated: E · Relationship · #1990930
    Appreciating your Mother on Mother's Day
    Rated: E · Environment · #1989417
    First sun after six days and nights of rain
    Rated: E · Biographical · #1989392
    Prompt 1: The gift for publice speaking inherited from my Mother
    Rated: 18+ · Family · #1988313
    Messy court battle with custody battle over children gone bad
    Rated: E · Other · #1987163
    Satire on society
    Rated: E · Other · #1985124
    Short Poem
    Rated: E · Other · #1984909
    Responding to weekly prompts about my weekly reality
    Rated: E · Other · #1983637
    Asking why people care or not.
    Rated: E · Other · #1983443
    Watching as the snow falls outside my window
    Rated: E · Other · #1983291
    My Relationship with Foxy Grey (The Cat that Thinks He’s a Dog)
    Rated: E · Other · #1983278
    Standing in the Bright Sunlight on my back porch
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1976943
    Writings about death, relationships, feelings, and time
    Rated: E · Other · #1976927
    Poems About Life and Death
    Rated: E · Death · #1976491
    Written in memory of the death my brother
    Rated: E · Other · #1974885
    Trying to Comfort someone whose love one has died
    Rated: E · Family · #1967087
    Thoughts from today's adventure
    Rated: E · Death · #1957433
    Karim's Mother has Died