Will The Donald’s Rebranding Work?

I look at Morning Joe, and other shows where the host/hostess is clearly Republican voters are almost begging Donald Trump to take a vacation. Don’t say anything, they advise. Stop putting your foot in your mouth. Just shut up and let Hillary Clinton unfavorable ratings drag her down. They hate their nominee but are all…

Reaching The Age of The 50’s Plus Decade

Author’s Note: This is the second article of four; all dealing with the subject of reaching certain ages in your life. Here is a thought, supposed you turned fifty to sixty years old during one of the last few months. As a concerned citizen, you watched the Republicans Convention held in Cleveland, followed by the…

A Train & Auto Trips to Remember

Well, people, the kid took a vacation. Normally that would mean a few days in Las Vegas, maybe a week somewhere, which would or may not include home. This time, with time being the operative word, my wife and I took a train to Milwaukee. With the both of us retired from working for someone…

Checking Our Life Progress at Age Forty

My online pastor, don’t trip, I also attend First Baptist in Pittsburg. As I was saying, a few Sunday’s ago Doctor Lance Watson of Saint Paul’s Baptist (Richmond, VA.) began a new sermon series.  The new series is entitled “Fortyish.”  The subject is as it sounds, people reflecting on their current status in life at…

Muhammad Ali, A Man for all Seasons

He came along at a time when people questioned his patriotism. Some questioned his beliefs and religion. There was a time in this country that some Americans refused to call him by his chosen name. Through it all, one fact must be noted about the greatest of all time. Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) was a man…

Really, Mr. Sanders. Are you serious?

First of all, let me say that Hillary R. Clinton has a lot of baggage she will carry into the general election. Most of which did not come from Trump, Sanders or any of their current surrogates.  As a former first lady of Bill Clinton, Senator of New York and Secretary of State she earned…

Lunch Conversation ’bout Republicans & Democrats

Authors Note, May 6, 2016: In 2001, I created two characters for my Katara-Rhythm on-line newsletter. I thought of the old familiar term, “If I could be a fly on the wall.” This was my inspiration for creating Kyle & Jamal. They are two buddies who have different political perspectives and don’t look like your…

Kyle & Jamal’s 2001 Crawford, Texas Vacation

Let’s meet and follow our favorite Flies on the Wall, Kyle and Jamal.    Authors Note, April 27, 2016: In 2001, I created two characters for my Katara-Rhythm on-line newsletter. I thought of the old familiar term, “If I could be a fly on the wall.” This was my inspiration for created Kyle & Jamal….

Mrs. Clinton is the ideal Candidate

The former first lady, state senator, presidential candidate, secretary of state has a wealth of political knowledge on building a consensus with opposing forces.  Now she is a candidate for President of the United States for the second time. The Democratic Candidate reign on Super Tuesday, March 15. She won 5 states over her rival…

Do You Like Soul Music, Yeah! Yeah!

It’s easy for us old fogies…lol. When was the last time you heard that term? In fact, some of you may have never heard of or referred to older folks in such a way. As I was stating, before interrupting myself, it’s easy for the baby boomer generation to flip at hearing the beginning of…

Reading for Knowledge is Mandatory, Part 1

I know you’re wondering, who is this fellow? What credentials, education or background gives him the authority to suggest what I should do, much less how I should advise my family? Well, I am really nobody special, just a black man, an interested party in the growth, survivability, of my people and their ability to…

The Aging of Sporty Odie Cody Calls For…

…An Aortic Valve Replacement, Part 2 of 2. Authors Note: Most of my readers know that I have no problem in putting my life experiences out there for public consumption. Especially if I think and hope that it will help someone else or at the very least explain a particular incident or personal milestone. This…