How is it that the political system is so screwed up? Thousands of people are frustrated because they feel as if their vote really doesn’t matter. In the age of primary elections, caucuses, and delegates we have a system that appears to be somewhat broken. How might you ask? The whole system of delegation makes sense when it’s left up to the people but the SUPER DELEGATE is somewhat of a mystery. Super delegation appears to carry more weight than it should.
2016 will be the year of the candidate that no one likes. It’s going to be more party driven than ever before. There appears on the surface to be no clear love or respect for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump as candidates for President of the United States. If America doesn’t love them, how can you expect the rest of the world to love them? Continue reading “A Broken System: The Tale of 2 Candidates Nobody Wants”
Within our hearts we find reasons to want to own things. Whether its property, or pieces of another person, we want what we want and will live by any means of collecting it. Sometimes we have to let go of things that we hold dear to us to make room for the unexpected or what we are working for. It may cost us opportunities but the reality of change and persistence will make life easier in the end.
Hard work is extremely important. People put in a lot of time and effort to make sure they can provide adequately. If you’re a person that loves to travel or you have relationships that pull you in different directions, work will often keep you grounded. Work may ground you, but sometimes it may feel like all you do is work.
The past few months work has dropped to less than normal but there is still a lot to get accomplished. It may seem strenuous at times but if you love doing what you do, it doesn’t always feel like work.
This it the point in the story where people start to give thanks and praise but not everyone subscribes to that rationale.
Continue reading “Sacrifice For The Greater Good”
When I think about my role as a father it’s been a rocky road. Finding time for my daughter and balancing a few jobs usually means weekends and several days without seeing the one person on this planet that I love more than life itself. It doesn’t happen every week but when it does, I long to get back to her because I understand my significance in her development into a young lady and a productive member of society.
When we get to spend time together I try to reinforce great qualities in her. I teach her to finish what she starts. I teach her to never give up on things just because she doesn’t understand them. I also teach her that just because things don’t go her way immediately doesn’t mean that they won’t turn around for her if she persists.
Expectations on my daughter are pretty high.
Continue reading “It Takes Someone Strong To Make Someone Strong”
There are very few things in life that get to me. I’m not a robot but I have a keen ability to ignore things that would bother most. However nothing can cut a man like hearing something hurtful and personal from someone that you care about. I was watching an episode of Ballers (HBO) where Annabel confronts Ricky and tells him that he’s just like his dad. The look on his face reminded me of the times where people that I care about the most hit me with some truthful things that were personal and cut deep.
Hearing those things from someone that you care about or even love may be the hardest punch a man can take. In fact those words cut so deep that they wound the soul. The soul unlike the body can’t be repaired easily. No amount of self-confidence or amount of comforting can bring you out of this type of pain immediately. Continue reading “Words Can Cut Deep”
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Growing up in the 80’s meant you were growing up in the annals of two of the greatest performers of the latter part of the 20th century. Prince and Michael Jackson were the kings of music and entertainment. I was never admittedly a huge Michael Jackson fan. I mean I loved some of the music but I enjoyed the entertainment of his performances far more than the actual music itself. That’s not to say his music wasn’t great, because it was, but I have always loved the musical sounds of the live band.
Prince was a musical icon and performer, but to me it was more than that. As previously noted in another post, I didn’t have a great relationship or any real relationship with my father. For various reasons (if you clicked the link you see why) he and I were never able to get on the same page and enjoy time together. Continue reading “Why Prince Was More Than Just An Icon”
Sustaining a relationship is tough. It’s much harder than getting into one and definitely harder than ending one as well. Expectations and intricacies make it hard for anyone to keep a person that you love happy. In an age of social media and the exuberance of millennials people want more and more of you. They want to over exemplify the importance of you because the more they can post you, the more they can embellish the fact that they have something or someone in their life. As I have often discussed the logistics of a quality relationship should remain separate from the broadcast world but you should and can acknowledge that you have someone important in your life.
I had a discussion the other day with a woman my age and she was perplexed at the amount of information that people volunteer about their lives and relationships. She elaborated on the Facebook status or the Twitter feed as the launchpad for people and their problems especially in relationships. Continue reading “Standards and Status Quo”
I’ve been writing about things in my life for a while now. If you know me, you already know that I am a Gemini to the core. I get bored easily and sometimes I throw caution into the wind and do some asinine things. Periodically I forget that I am on a path to greatness and I throw a curve ball at the game of life.
Being a Gemini isn’t easy. Folks immediately label you and rightfully so as our reputation as journeymen and wanderers is more real than Santa Clause. This one chick that I went out with told me that I would be gone in a month so she was going to enjoy me while she could. Not sure how or why she said it though because I was planning on being around for at least two months before heading for the hills (seriously I am kidding). Continue reading “Discovering What You Already Know”