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Songs in the Key of Life 34: “Fistful of Tears”

Songs in the Key of Life 34: “Fistful of Tears”

Ever stand in front of a mirror and just stare at yourself for a while? What happened? Did you check out your wonderful/flawed physical features? Did you begin to talk to yourself? Did you sing? I did it just a few days ago and the reflection lacked any type of humor. I realized that I am angry. For mother’s day, my family went to go pay a visit to my mother at her old South Carolina church’s backyard cemetery. My […]

Songs in the Key of Life 33: “I Quit”

Songs in the Key of Life 33: “I Quit”

This past weekend I spent my whole afternoon watching reruns of this show called “Undercover Boss”. This was my second time seeing the sitcom as I shunned it the first time for thinking the executives are just playing for the cameras. Not that I didn’t still think so, I decided to give it another shot and I got hooked. More so, I b!tched up. Yeah, I got teary eyed. (Read Songs in the Key of Life: 18 – who says a man isn’t supposed to cry). Let […]

Songs in the Key of Life 32: “Grenade”

Songs in the Key of Life 32: “Grenade”

Circa de 2000, I was introduced to this woman named Morgan. She was different from any other woman I had been with. She had this very high class aura about her; the way she spoke, dressed, moved… just everything. I used to come around to her house and file all of her paperwork. She was so busy that she could not keep everything in order so she needed someone like me around to do these little things. She never took […]

Songs In The Key of Life 31: "Turning Around for Me"

Songs In The Key of Life 31: “Turning Around for Me”

“Sometimes discouraged but not defeated; Cast down but not destroyed; There are times when I don’t understand; But I believe it’s turning around for me.” Every once in a while I like to take the time to reflect about how I feel when I overcome some of my struggles. This time is no different. If you didn’t know I have an entrepreneurial spirit as do the partners I’ve aligned myself with. Sometimes we don’t always do the best things we […]

Songs in the Key of Life 30: “Don't Know Why”

Songs in the Key of Life 30: “Don’t Know Why”

Years back there was a woman in Brooklyn, NY who gave birth to a baby boy. As he grew, he developed a particular set of skills that made him a nightmare to his peers. His confidence made him soar above expectations. With his chosen weapon in hand he would shoot for the stars and most times hit his target.  As a matter of fact, he became one of the greatest marksmen of all times.  What made him so great was […]

Songs in the Key of Life 29: "Work to Do"

Songs in the Key of Life 29: “Work to Do”

Songs in the Key of Life, personal reflections, being busy, Vanessa Williams, Work to Do, life lessons

Songs in the Key of Life 28: "In My Life"

Songs in the Key of Life 28: “In My Life”

A New Year’s prayer, of sorts.

Songs in the Key of Life 27: “Savin' Me”

Songs in the Key of Life 27: “Savin’ Me”

An open letter to 2013.

Songs in the Key of Life 26: "Brand New Me"

Songs in the Key of Life 26: “Brand New Me”

The other night Mr. Blerd himself, along with a few old friends, met over dinner to catch up on old times. We had a great time getting reacquainted with faces that haven’t seen each other in a few years. We ate, drank, laughed, and joked; you know, the usual filling in the gaps of the time spent away from one another. One of our friends raised a question that kind of stumbled me. She asked us to compare the responsibilities […]

Songs in the Key of Life 25: "A Change is Gonna Come"

Songs in the Key of Life 25: “A Change is Gonna Come”

Maybe it’s time to make a change?

Songs in the Key of Life 24: "Hey Young World"

Songs in the Key of Life 24: “Hey Young World”

Seems like the youth need teaching more now than ever. We let June talk to ‘em, with a little help from Rick the Ruler.

Songs in the Key of Life 23: "Spirit"

Songs in the Key of Life 23: “Spirit”

Sometimes, all you need to regain perspective is to go away for a little while.