Tag Archives: Africans

FMM 4 13 18 What about the Half?

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!” ~ Marcus Garvey. My father loved to tell stories.  Whether from pulpit or stage, in front of a crowd or a small group, his melodious voice would weave a tale that never failed to entertain, amuse or teach.  Those of us who lived […]

FMM 7 7 17 Soul Ajar

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” ~ Emily Dickinson. My mother once got prayed against.  In an open church.  By Deacon Morris.  I have noticed that I tend to write more stories of my mother than my father.  But perhaps it is because if you know my father, you are […]

11 23 12 Holidays and Holy Days

I realized I had chosen an alternate lifestyle my first Christmas out of high school. Nurses, even student nurses back in the day, had to work when others played, work when others slept, and work when others partied. Not only did I have to work on Christmas Day, I also had to work on my […]