Three Amazing Things That Happened After My Mom Passed Away

Three Amazing Things That Happened After My Mom Passed Away December, 1999. I had just returned to Belize City. I went with my mom to Guatemala for a routine surgery and she died three days later – totally unexpected. It was a simple biopsy. We would be in and out in no time and I was excited about Christmas shopping with her. I went with […]

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The Other Half of My Split Personality and Unfriending Intafayrin Betsi

The Other Half of My Split Personality and Unfriending Intafayrin Betsi It was just about a year ago that my friend and fellow artist, Malachi, suggested we do a painting together. She’d paint one side of a face and I’d paint the other. I thought it was a fantastic idea and I offered the name “Split Personality” for this joint venture. She accepted. Fast forward […]

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23 Chromosomes, Me and Afrobeat(s) – My DNA and The Beat of West Africa

23 Chromosomes, Me and Afrobeat(s) – My DNA and The Beat of West Africa It was probably a year ago – another “girls night” for the books. We made our way to Savoy Entertainment Center in search of Caribbean music, longing for the rhythm of our culture. As we got through the security pat down and ID check, we finally got to the main […]

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Tanya Stephens, Thank You for my Anthem. It Served Me Well Back Then.

Tanya Stephens, Thank You for my Anthem. It Served Me Well Back Then. The plan was to get together – one way or another. We hadn’t hung out in what felt like decades although it had only been weeks. Ok, about two months. Time was slipping away. Life was unfolding differently for each of us and our “go here, there and everywhere” ebb came […]

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YOU CAN’T SERVE TWO MASTERS, Advice from a Sister.

YOU CAN’T SERVE TWO MASTERS, Advice from a Sister. I’ve read that you keep reliving the same situation until you learn the lesson. This makes me wonder if I’m even paying attention in “life class.” Some situations keep presenting themselves over and over again. Two issues (of many more) that plague me are ‘speaking up’ and ‘trying to please everyone.’ Now that I write […]

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