Revised Edition Family Ties: Thicker than Blood, is a novel about a character from the South, who continues his trip to the big city (New York) to find his way in life. This book is well written with characters, and especially places, that can be recognized if you are a resident of inner city New York. You can curl up on your couch and enjoy this intriguing novel.” —CIW (Retired) Georgia

In The Gray Matter

Stiff Neck Generation

When scripting this content in September of 2017, news reports of hurricane Irma had saturated the airways for the previous seven days. Remarkably, I'd witnessed people gathering in parking lots of hardware stores at 5:30a in search of the ever-valuable emergency...

Repenting Doesn’t Permit Repeating

Following participation in an early Morning Prayer group, I'm compelled to explore a topic that, in my opinion, requires clarification for some who volunteer to wear the "Christian" label. As well, there are many who don't attest to be followers of Jesus and readily...

In the wake of the hate

It's never my intent to, as older folks used to say, beat a dead horse; but there has been a seemingly consistent decline in race relations throughout this country over the past several years. I'd intentionally chosen to steer clear of the topic altogether some time...

Call it what it is

There have been a number of occasions when I've shared my political opinion via this platform I have the privilege to utilize. With a certain matter of concern at issue, I was compelled to concede there are certain arenas where my opinion might be better left...

Road Trip

At the point this blog entry was composed, I'd just begun recuperating from a road trip that left me with an entirely new appreciation for the benefit of commercial flight. It started out some time ago when notification of a pending wedding was received requiring me...

Restricted by Fear

On many occasions I've spoken with people or known individuals who dwell on the issue of regrets. They confess having been "held back" and note their lives simply weren't lived to the fullness of expectation. Such was the case when recently conversing with a...

Purveyors of Prevention

An odd thing occurred last week when I received an unexpected call from, of all entities, my primary care physician's office. The individual, I'll call Ms. Amy, identified herself and launched an inquiry into my recent medical history. She'd posed two questions to...

Old or Seasoned…?

I recently had an interesting experience when prompted to visit with a neighbor who happens to be several decades my senior. Ms Eloise; for the sake of reference, lives one block south of me with her daughter who contends with mental challenges. My neighbor's husband...