My Summer Rewind: An Ode to Self-Care 19-“call on me”

https://www.youtube.com/embed/9wLqwbfLsPk Lalah Hathaway and Redman are the perfect pair for a song. In their respective genres of r&b and hip hop, both are the favorites of your favorite artists. When either make an appearance-song features or onstage with their peers-it is all but certain who will steal the show, unless Lalah and Red relent with... Continue Reading →

My Summer Rewind: An Ode to Self-Care 17-“Twist My Fingaz”

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z58pxp04PZo For a change of scenery, once a week, I used to write at my local Starbucks. When I pulled into the parking lot, the patrons-stay-at-home moms, au pairs, and retirees in a white, upper-class neighborhood-were greeted to the loud, gangsta rap from my jeep. I got a kick out of their reaction when I... Continue Reading →

My Summer Rewind: An Ode to Self-Care 15-“On the Radio”

https://www.youtube.com/embed/-W0xogsHvIM When it comes to in-car music, my daughter and nephew have no idea how great they have it. They have let it be known-as individuals and in concert-they are not particularly fond of my music choices when I am their source of transportation. I’ve heard many-a-gripes about my “annoying 90’s music.” Do I care?... Continue Reading →

My Summer Rewind: An Ode to Self-Care 13-“What You Tryna Do”

https://www.youtube.com/embed/NFaoFkkyb3o I attended Dad 2.0, a conference for writers, bloggers, influencers, and media personalities who are fathers, in Washington DC in February. It was a surreal experience to introduce myself to people I’d known for years but never met in person. I felt validated as several dads told me they enjoyed my work and introduce... Continue Reading →

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