“If They Say Why, Tell ‘em…….”

Dear Friends, My mother sent across many seas and rivers another package of “a few of my favorite things” (Chippies banana chips, lipstick, books, magazines); in the box was my copy of The Enlightened Heart. I haven’t read this “anthology of sacred poetry” in some time, and upon reading, I remembered why its poems are a daily…

“You Do This To Me”

You came and you changed my world. -MJ (Liberian Girl) 1) It’s two days until Michael Jackson’s birthday. When my friend BL told me it was his mother’s birthday on August 25th, I responded that it’d be Michael Jackson’s birthday on the 29th. His next words were, “So what?” Our friendship ended on that subway ride, (after an hour of I…

“It’s Enough Love for Me to Stay”

It’s not my thing trying to get back, but this time let me tell you where I’m at. – The Jackson 5 (I Wanna Be Where You Are) 1)  I recently re-joined the land of Facebook and received a message from a good friend that contained the question, “So when are you coming to this side…

“Living Off the Wall”

We’re the party people night and day, livin’ crazy that’s the only way- Michael Jackson (Off the Wall). I grew up in a quiet house. My house was not quiet in volume, because as I’ve mentioned before, my brother M and I played our stereos on high (to be factual, he had a stereo and I had…