If the Shoe Fits, Here’s My Open Letter to You….


Out of frustration people who don’t get it or have forgotten the basic fundamentals of human behavior and the purpose of social media ask in their defensive hatred of it: ‘Social media is a fake connection. What did people do before social media?’ read morePosted by | View Post | View Group

Leadership Roanoke Valley: Celebration of Education Program


What a Fantastic day! After many months of preparation for Leadership Roanoke Valley Education Team’s Celebration of Education, we presented our day long program. We took a detailed look into how Roanoke City Schools ARE measuring up and preparing the workforce of tomorrow. We highlighted the positives happening at William Flemming High School, Forest Park …

Why I will neVer forgeT the date April 16th, 2007


Heavy heart this morning with all things surrounding this date. I will #neVerforgeT sitting in the French class pictured here, huddled in the front with fellow students watching the WDBJ7 highlight that an active shooter was either in Holden or Norris. I was in Holden Hall in French and my friend, Ross Allemedine (the first …

Next Time Somebody Attacks You…Online, Remember This

Jay Culters

The Cyber-Trolls have attacked….Some commentators made an attempt to clown Jay Culter of the NFL Chicago Bears over a picture his wife, Kristin Cavallari, posted on her Instagram account. Some chimed in to defend the couple. I’m glad she handled it with grace. read morePosted by | View Post | View Group

Freedom Is Ringing; Will You Answer?


Each Year we ponder the same question. “Have we Progressed toward attaining the ideals set by Dr. Martin Luther King?” Each year the same answers are repeated. “Yes, but we have more work to do.” However, no one really specifies what is that “work”. Even on 01/16/17 as Martin Luther King III met with president …

So Fly…


Oh yeah….This guy is excited! I just received my Bespoke post shipment. I love this Jack+Mulligan Miller backpack. I could not wait to start using it. read morePosted by | View Post | View Group

Happy New Year : Day Two – Failed Resolution


Welcome to my Day Two of the New Year. So one of my Resolutions for 2017 was to become more compassionate. I caught a mouse for the first time……on a glue trap….I feel sad… I did not want to move it. It was wiggling, trying to break free. It felt inhumane. I seriously wanted to …

Happy New Year & My Goals for 2017


2016 was lit and 2017 will be the bomb! Today is Day one of growth! 2016 was full of Experimental Living. I lit a lot of fires that motivated me to action. I stepped outside of my comfort zone in many areas, and jumped in head first to thing that turned out to be well …

Ushering in the New Year With Abundance


A lot of people apparently had a bad 2016 year. Post after post, pops up on my Facebook timeline. “Fuck 2016”, “2016 has been the worst year ever”,  “I can’t wait for 2016 to be over”, “2016 has been a nightmare”. At the same time some of the same people can’t wait until 2017! These …

Walk in Your Truth…


When you figure out what X is, you carry the 1 to a better life. Life is a never ending hustle. We engage in a constant battle of given and take, ups and downs. read morePosted by | View Post | View Group

2016 Stockings For Seniors


I organized my Winter project for Seniors called Stocking For Seniors. In this initiative, I partnered with Villages of Africa, Fetch and Sleep EZ in Lewis Gale. They served as drop off locations. While their patrons stopped to drop off filled stockings packed with personal items, games, clothes, etc. Recipients were nominated by members of …