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Alligator Danger At Disney World

UNITED STATES—It was the story last week that literally ripped my heart out of my chest. Hearing about 2 year-old Lane Graves being snatched by an alligator while walking near the water reservoir at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Hotel in Orlando, Florida shook Americans. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing and to make the matter worse, is knowing...

The American Dream Of Secrets

BEVERLY HILLS—Secrets were a way of life, a way of survival. I don't think this was my parents' intention, but this was my interpretation of their parenting. My dad always implored, "You only need to share the bare minimum, the pertinent information." This was contrary to my innate character. It was natural for me to be a free spirit, to...

Good Enough

BEVERLY HILLS—It’s 6:00 a.m. as I sit here in a cold, dark, lonely flat with my heart shattered into countless pieces. They tell me I’ve checked-out again. I’d have to agree that is the best phrase to use for my disconnection from the world. I think I’m back, at least temporarily, thanks to waking up to my fluffy-faced German Shepherd...

The Four Stages Of Dating Theory

BEVERLY HILLS—Of my eleven closest girlfriends, I had the fewest relationship problems. My ongoing examination of why they were continuously crushed by their short-lived relationships helped me discover my secrets of dating theory. I wasn't the hottest of my clan, but you'd think I was considering my dating success. They would attract good catches, but only for a limited time. I learned...

Deaf Not Dumb

BEL AIR—Becoming deaf as a teenager who adored music wasn't easy...I think I would have accepted blindness if given a choice. Surely, my ears were my biggest gift of life but there was one person who seemed to suffer more than me... my mother. The first year was about seeing specialists, taking tests and getting opinions... 2nd… 3rd…4th…12th from basically...

Tragedy In New York

UNITED STATES—The issue of police officers using excessive force with citizens has been at the forefront of much debate in 2014. With the recent deaths involving unarmed individuals Michael Brown and Eric Garner, people across America have gone to the streets, the airwaves and to the media to voice their outrage. On Saturday, two New York Police Officers were fatally...

Going Vegan Is Not Easy!

UNITED STATES—For quite some time I have been thinking about going vegan. On occasion, I have actually done it, where I would completely give up red meat, pork and seafood. Yes, I know what you all are thinking, but what about chicken. Yes, I do indulge in chicken a bit simply because I need to have protein in my...

The Importance Of Being Punctual

UNITED STATES—I always ask myself time and time again, why is there only 24 hours in a day. It’s not enough time to get all the things done that need to be completed.  For most of us, we spend between 8 to 12 hours at work, for some, its between 12 to 16 hours, factor in the drive to...

Credit Card Temptation

UNITED STATES—Credit cards can be dangerous. It’s that piece of plastic that many of us go to in an effort to reserve cash that we might not have at a particular time. I believe in the notion of having at least 2-3 major credit cards. Anything beyond that number can get you into trouble fairly quickly. As Americans, we...

Saving Black Lives

UNITED STATES—We have heard the conversation for the past few years about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement in response to the countless lives of African-Americans that have been lost to police shootings. However, I want to have a conversation about the importance of ‘Saving Black Lives’ in the African-American community. This conversation is not for everyone, but for those who...
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