The Passions

Philosopher Rene Descartes penned the entitled, “The Passions of the Soul,” writing about experiences leading to intense emotions; ones human beings both suffer and endure. In very particular order: WONDER LOVE HATE DESIRE JOY SADNESS Decartes told us everything else we experience in relation to emotions is either a derivative or a combination of these…

The Day the Music Died

Saddened by the news of musician Prince’s death, we take a step back and take stock of what is most valued in our lives. Sometimes, my boyfriend and I giggle about what the future may have to hold for us, like how we might feel after hearing of the tragic passing of Nicky Minaj or…

Children of the 80’s Don’t Grow Up to Be Catholics.

I was born on a Thursday in 1979.  My formative years occurred during the 80’s when Michael Jackson was still a black man and it was okay to play outside unsupervised, ride a bicycle without a helmet, and sit in the front seat without a seat belt.  Not that I condone any of these things,…

35 Fun Ways to Lose Weight – Fast

The title of this post is similar to an article I recently perused, albeit briefly, online.  The suggestions were dumb as hell, and I thought to myself, “Self, you can come up with better!” So, here’s an attempt at the same…but, it’s personalized to me:  Drink at least ten glasses of H2O each and every day. …

Beware the Ides of March.

March 15, 2016. It was on this date in 44 B.C. that old Julius Caesar the dictator was murdered by 60 Senators.  Thanks to the 1599 Shakespeare play, the day lives forever in infamy, as the soothsayer Spurrina allegedly told the guy to “beware”.  Yet, only four years later, his death was undoubtedly avenged, as…

What Is Love.

I believe we waste too much time trying to rekindle lost loves. There is new love out there, it will find us when we are not looking. And all of us are deserving, whether we feel it or not.

If I Could Be Like Mike.

March 2, 2016.  Dr. Seuss’s birthday. ‘Tis only lately that I have begun to doubt what I read on the world wide web.  Today, for example, I read that Stephen Curry is the greatest basketball player who ever lived. Well…if that’s the case, then why I have not heard of this fellow until today?  It’s not…

Leap Year Day.

February 29, 2016. This morning, my thoughts are kind of all over the place. It’s Monday, I’m tired.  I need coffee.  So, here you go, in no particular order: I knew one person, my whole entire life, whose birthday was on Leap Year Day.  Happy birthday to him.  He could care less.  He’s still special…

First Day.

Promised myself I would start a blog on this website today. Seems like just about every day I get these wonderful ideas to “change” my life, but my brain puts on the emergency brake before I can even consider where to start. I need to start being a “yes” woman. I truly believe I can…