Giving you more

  I began blogging in January 2011. This process began as a platform for me to share my thought. If others benefited from my words, great, but that was not my primary concern. My feelings and thoughts are my own. Often when we share what we are going through and how we see the world,…

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Chicago Childhood Favorites

An illustration of how kids played during my childhood. Today kids do not play outside much.  I recall always wanting to be outside as kid.  The only thing that would prevent that was homework.  Video game systems were still in their infancy;  a visit to the arcade was more likely.  I took a moment to…

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Autobiography Pt. 3 – Redbird Country

In 1997, I began my college career at Illinois State University.  At this point in my life I felt I had overcome adversity to beat the odds and enter college.  Many African American men my age were dead or in jail.  I felt I needed to take advantage of the opportunity.  My grandmother Betty Jean…

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Autobiography Pt. 2 – Culture Shock & Black Pride

In 1989, my two siblings and I moved to DeKalb, Illinois to stay with my father and step-mother.  Later on as adults we would come to embrace our step-mother as our mother.  By 1991, two siblings were added to our family, and another was on the way.  Our family was growing and DeKalb presented some…

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