My Thoughts on Letter from Census Bureau

I got this letter from the Census Bureau telling me that the information I provide will be used to “help each community get its fair share of government funds for highways, schools, health facilities, and many other programs you and your neighbors need.  Without a complete, accurate census, your community may not receive its fair […]

My Improv Challenge

In Improv you are always right.  However,  I found a way to make this untrue.  I have a problem with making statements because I ask a hell of a lot of questions. Now, I need to un-train myself on asking questions.  Who would have thought that would be such a huge challenge?  I’m beginning to […]

Americans Must Care for Themselves

As I read the story about the senator who refused to vote for the unemployment extension, I had two thoughts: What would he had done if he did not have a job; did not have a prospect for employment; and had to depend on government benefits to ensure that his basic needs of food and […]

Question About Trust

It is possible to trust someone professionally and not personally? I’ve connected with a guy who I mixed feelings about.  I like him, but there is something about him I don’t like.  I haven’t figured out what it is.  Anyway, because of his love of business, I know I can trust him professionally.  Due to […]

Random Thoughts from Shorty

Why are some gospel songs so long? I know the artist is feeling his/her work, but the listening audience is not having that same feeling. Are adults really smarter than 5th graders? I have encountered a lot of individuals with degrees that made me pose this question. Who owns Facebook, LinkedIn and other social networking […]

Getting REEEAAAL Close to My Gold

I had the opportunity to share my business idea with a couple businessmen whose opinions I respect.  One person helped me flesh out my idea while the other helped to expand it.  The only thing I need to do now is stay seated for a full day to just work on my businesses. It’s a […]

Communication Breakdown

I talk a lot.  I write a lot.  But I think I messed up what could have been a cool relationship by not talking.  Although I care not to share my reasons for not speaking on this post, the recipient is quite aware. For some reason, though, I don’t think “they” got it. I think […]

Mis-Education of the Negro

As we approach Black History Month, I had two thoughts: 1. Should I start a book discussion on Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s Mis-Education of the Negro on of my blogs? 2. Will the Chicago Chapter of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) have any events in Dr. Woodson’s honor?  […]

6 Degrees of Separation or Fewer

It is believed that there is 6 degrees of separation between people you know.  I’d like to think that there are fewer degrees than that.  Let me tell you why. I had a meeting with someone on Friday.  She was telling me her background and experience.  She made a statement, and I started having flashbacks […]