Effects of the Repeal of The Affordable Care Act

Just FYI regarding who all will ACTUALLY be affected by the repeal of The ACA…

This will affect many.
For those celebrating the forthcoming repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Just a reminder that even if you are safely ensconced behind employer-provided insurance, the protections set forth in the ACA apply to you, too–and if those protections are repealed along with the rest (or any part) of the program, you will also be affected. Continue reading

Respect Goes A Long Way


Today in my inbox I noticed there were lots of questions about women. Some about what to do when …. happens or what not to do in this situation. So today I decided to write about what women actually want, or I should say what I think women want from their man or significant other.

Contrary to popular belief, women are pretty simple when it comes to their wants and needs. The whole men are from Mars, women are from Venus thing is more fiction than fact. It is no secret that women operate on different wavelengths than men. Most men think women want expensive diamond rings and a man with a lot of money, but I can tell you from experience that may sometimes be the case (if she’s in it for the wrong reasons) Continue reading

Saying Goodbye To History


Today we say goodbye to a historical moment. We’ve witnessed a feat that I never imagined possible in my lifetime and I’m a mere 43 years of age. When I first began teaching, I would often say that the likely nature of there ever being a black president in my lifetime was pretty slim. I used to say this because growing up in the south, there was no way southerners would be willing to endorse a black leader.  Continue reading

Turn Me Back To The Old Me

Have you ever been in a great mood and wanted to share a moment with someone and they do something that just ruins your mood? Whether it be to belittle something you think is important or throw shade on a gesture that you made, they find a way to change your mood instantly.

That moment when you’re fired up. You’ve just got some spectacular news (in your eyes anyway) and you want to share it. You tell them and they just dismiss it. You go from hype to Florida Evans. (DAMN, DAMN, DAMN)…. It often makes you wonder why you share anything. Continue reading

Friend, Acquaintance, or Taker


Do you have that one friend or associate who only calls on you when they need something? You haven’t heard from them in weeks or even months and all of a sudden out of nowhere they show up or because they are going to be near you they want to connect? Real friends don’t just pop up when it’s convenient. Real friends show love all the time.

Its frustrating when you think someone is in your corner for the long haul and they really only want to interact because it provides some convenience for them. Maybe they just want to kick it or maybe they just want you to drop some coin on them while they are in your presence.  Continue reading

Giving Back And Learning


A few weeks ago I did something that I felt I needed to do. You’ve read several stories of my childhood on here and I felt that I needed to speak to the youth of American and let them know that they have choices. I visited a local youth incarceration facility to speak to a few of the kids there. I got the idea this summer from a very special woman who showed me that sharing is caring.  Continue reading

Be The One He Keeps Not The One That Got Away


Ladies, have you ever wondered what makes guys propose to THAT girl and not you? Are you under the impression all guys just want to marry supermodels? Do you have to be like his grandmother in the kitchen? Not necessarily but none of these things hurt. These days, guys now see themselves as more realistic and mature. Every woman has the potential to be Mrs. Right but she might just need a little help smoothing out the edges. Men are simple creatures, we like happy, horny, and grateful. The following ideas are tips that will get you started in the realm of capturing that man and then keeping him. Continue reading