Tag: love

We Can All Agree On One Thing

James “New Papa” Barbour said he wanted me to blog on TACOS. He didn’t realize the gift he was giving me. — Tacos are the best food. You can’t argue with me on that. They are universally accepted as awesome pretty much everywhere. They have juicy meat, cool vegetables, a little spice, and some tangy…
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Let It Be

This blog was requested by Rev. Gaylon McDowell, based on the word: Beatitude. — Are you pursuing freedom?  Love? Peace? Doing all you can to be happy? The word Beatitude comes from the Latin term meaning happiness. It is a state of joy. The term was made famous through the Bible editor’s description of Jesus’…
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Things Come Together

A meditation on the word “Synesthesia,” a wordblog suggested by Rich Ejire. — Synesthesia is the condition where a sensation in one area of your body produces a perception in another. In other words, if you smell roses every time you see the color pink (even if there are no roses to be found), you have…
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The Disease of Freedom

Today’s #wordblog is from the incomparable Rich Ejire who you can find here. His word is “drapetomania”: a term coined by Samuel A. Cartwright during the 19th century to describe the “affliction” experienced by Black slaves that caused them to run away from their masters. —- “Do you want to be free, or do you…
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The Inner War

This #wordblog is inspired by Facebook friend Sandra Deal who asked me to blog on “War Veteran”. — — This has been one of the most terrible weeks of my professional life. One of my former students and his little brother were victims of a hit and run. They were walking home from a game…
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The use of guilt

You’d be surprised at how useful guilt is. No, really. When you’re trying to get things done, thinking about the negative consequences can be a powerful motivator. Especially when those consequences will be felt by someone you care about. But what about the consequences you face? What Guilt Is Bitten apple (clipped to polyvore.com) Guilt…
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Fake it til you break it

Recently, I’ve taken on a lot of work that has me stretched between two levels of consciousness. There is the part of my life that I know pretty well and feel like I can control…and there’s the part that is completely foreign to me and in some cases, completely unknown. I hate it. Not the…
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When It’s Not “Okay”

There are times in your life when, no matter your disposition, things are going badly. When no amount of positive thinking or committed action is going to change what’s in front of you. You’re in a great amount of pain, and there is no relief in sight. That pain is the threshold for what Saint…
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My Answer to Sadness: Part 2

Depression is when anger at your current situation becomes guilt and powerlessness. Even though I’ve proposed an innovative and effective approach to depression, there’s a very straightforward way to crack open deep levels of sadness. Tell your story so that you win. Think about the story of the man and his injured son (here). This…
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My Answer to War and Violence

Israel – Palestine. Ferguson. Ukraine – Russia. New York. Family home. Workplace. Your neighborhood. The violence perpetrated one to another isn’t as far away as we’d like to imagine. That means it’s not as easy to put ourselves at a safe distance. If you have any connection to social media at all, you’ll see that…
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