My birthday & Trayvon Martin

Below is an abstract from a paper I wrote back in 2012 while I was in graduate school.  The paper was entitled, "Sheep Led to Slaughter: How the Trayvon Martin case embodies the symbolic messages of Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep." It will always serve as my tribute to Trayvon. If you don't know who … Continue reading My birthday & Trayvon Martin

In the City: City Winery Atlanta

If you are looking for something new to do in Atlanta then you have to check out City Winery. City Winery has dining and entertainment in one place.  The night I went, we were there to see a comedy show.  Yet, on most nights, there is a featured artist performing, typically live music.   You … Continue reading In the City: City Winery Atlanta

In the City: I Love Pho

Some years ago, while working at the CDC, my coworkers were always boasting about the great restaurants on Buford Highway. This area is well known for many international food options to enjoy.  The first time I took someone's advice to try a restaurant on Buford Highway, I was not impressed. The health department score was … Continue reading In the City: I Love Pho

In the City: Busboys and Poets

Last week I had the opportunity to try a new restaurant in Washington, DC. It is called Busboys and Poets. My cousin recommended that I check them out and after going, I  see why she did. The place boasts positive energy and love, according to our server. They offer a host of food options. There … Continue reading In the City: Busboys and Poets

Christmas in Savannah

This year, I decided that the holidays would be spent very differently than what I am traditionally used to.  For the Thanksgiving holiday, I spent time relaxing poolside in Orlando with family.  I was not interested in slaving in the kitchen and then begging my kiddos to help clean up afterward.  So, it worked out … Continue reading Christmas in Savannah

Date Night with Mary J. & Maxwell

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge Mary J. Blige fan. I love her music and her realness. She has never appeared to be the kind of celebrity to pretend to be something or someone she’s not for the sake of record sales. Her music speaks to the masses, it’s relatable, and … Continue reading Date Night with Mary J. & Maxwell

It’s all about that Apple! – 5 things I discovered about myself hanging out at County Line Orchard

Picking apples off trees makes me feel peaceful. Stretching for that one apple that had the right glow, pigment, and seem to be the strength of the branch was not only rewarding but helped me to know that a prize possession isn’t necessarily human. It can be a piece of fruit not tainted with shine … Continue reading It’s all about that Apple! – 5 things I discovered about myself hanging out at County Line Orchard

In the City – Puerto Rico

Last week, I was blessed to be able to experience the beauty and culture of Puerto Rico. I met my sister and high school beat friend there. This trip was super special as we were all celebrating our birthdays together - Fabulous Forties!  It was great to get away from the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading In the City – Puerto Rico

Meet Our Newest Family Member….Dawn

My original vision with this blog was to reach women everywhere with positive messages and to also give a platform to other women to feel that they had a place where they could speak out, inform, vent, and purge when it comes to all of the things that women deal with in life. This vision … Continue reading Meet Our Newest Family Member….Dawn

CLS Attends Punany Poets Event

A couple weeks ago, CLS had the opportunity to attend the romantic comedy event, Punany Poets.  Jessica Holter, founder and CEO of the Punany Project, began the show with a poetic introduction.  Up next, we were provided an introduction to the show by Dheeaba, the longest running member of the Punany Project.  Dheeaba helped audience … Continue reading CLS Attends Punany Poets Event