3 tips for a harmonious life

Where are you going? Who are you? What is your source of anxiety, frustration or fear? these questions can keep us up at night. One has to know how to ask the right questions to manage your emotions. I always wanted to be a diplomat, proper communication involves diplomacy, and we have to understand each…

Long Story Short: The Trip South

Rather than let Jesse and Ruby stay in Harlem. Mrs. Baker would have her children sent down south. which is where she grew up she came to New York in the 20’s to work as a nurse in the colored hospital. That’s where she met Walter Baker her husband who is currently overseas fighting in…

Episode II: Inspiration Strikes Back

In, when inspiration strikes I talked about a place of feeling hopeless and how inspiration can come from the strangest places. This is the second half of the story involving Netflix in 2012; now it’s 2018 and Amazon Prime is in the mix. I learned some valuable lessons about what some folks call hustle and others…

When Inspiration Strikes

Last time I was struck by this level of inspiration, I felt like I had hit rock bottom of a different sort. This time felt like real rock bottom, and inspiration strikes back. Let me tell you a story that happened in 2012 involving Netflix and another story that happened in 2018 involving Amazon Prime….

Long Story Short

It was like water…soothing calm refreshing. Wages are stagnant, the cost of living is higher. Life was hard. Who did he think he was? What right did he have to happiness? His sister was right, he really should be more practical. Older sisters are always right like that. Well, things would be different now that…

Prologue to Angst

He drove and drove. He drove mindlessly. Where was he? What street? 8 mile. He drove until there was no more 8 mile. Home. As the bright lights faded into suburbia. He was safe now. Although the dimming of flicker street lamps caught him off guard made him jump as he caught sight of it….

Turning a “they” into an “Us”

Although my blog is about being a global citizen, traveling and learning foreign languages, the issue of race comes up from time to time. actually, it informs all my interactions. who am I kidding I always think in terms of ethnicity and culture, don’t we all to an extent? Even if we unknowingly or subconsciously do so.  It…

Short stories from a global citizen

Short story of angst Part I Why do we always feel the need to prove to people how smart and how successful we are? Is it because we know we are not living up to our potential? Suffering in silence for the sake of society.  He felt inadequate because with his fancy education he was…

The Timeless Art of Tea

I think the thing that I was most excited to do when I got to the United Kingdom was having tea.  The thought of being in the land of a proper English tea party was tantalizing, I couldn’t sleep the night before! It conjures imagery of me playing 1700’s tea party as a kid and dressing…

Nothing is Beneath you

When you are feeling like you are stuck and can’t get beyond something or feel like you have started too late or even that you aren’t where you need to be compared to your peers, stop and think about this. Be in it for the learning experience. I have this experience from time to time when…