"All of the Above": My Guest Blog at (1)neDrop Project

Today was the day that Professor Yaba Blay gave me the opportunity to guest blog at the (1)neDrop Blog.  I am a whole person, not just that half that makes you comfortable....more

5, Mostly Random, Books off The Shelf

Today's Blogathon theme is:  My 5 Favorite Books on writing.Since I have technically only read two, I have grabbed 5 books from my book shelf. Some are favorites, some are must reads.In random order:#1: The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle c1999"To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave your analytical mind and it's false created self, the ego, behind. From the beginning of the first chapter we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where one breathes a lighter air, the air of the spiritual. Although the journey is challenging. " - Inner Book Sleeve: The Power of Now Being a fairly eclectic woman, I have explored many ways of interacting with the world. I am cautious about self-help books and "new age" type gurus. However, Eckhart Tolle is fairly brilliant in my opinion.The Power of Now cuts through all the layers of bull... uhm crud we pick up throughout our lives and whittles it down to this just moment. If you have ever felt burdened by your past or spent way too much time hoping for a better future this is the book for you. Pondering life's past lessons and setting goals are very important. But, if we learn to live for the present moment, we get out of our own way and just live fully in the Now.Eckhart Tolle has some Free Content at his site, but charges to watch his online TV show. If you search on Youtube there are plenty of his talks to enjoy.#2: Shakspeare(sic): v. III  Much Ado. Twelfth Night. Love's LaboursHandy Volume Edition: Published by George Routledge and Sons, New York c1850s Ah, the illustrious Senior Shakespeare. How do I love thee. Well, I will share with you my love. When I was in college I took an honors colloquial on Mr. S. I had not yet read King Lear, although I has long since been a "fan" since my early teens. We read the entire work out loud in class, student by student, passage by passage, then watched  a filmed version of the play. One passage I got to read was so packed with wisdom that I expressed my belief that when look at as purely literary books of wisdom, this play is on par with the highest(non-dogmatic) lessons extolled in the Bible....more

More than Enough You to Cover the Whole Loaf

Ever feel spread too thin? I woke up one morning a couple of weeks ago and realized that I do a lot of different professional, volunteer and personal activities. Then, I had an epiphany. I almost never feel overwhelemed or spread too thin.  Seriously.Don't you hear folks say things everyday like,"I just don't have enough time in the day to get things done."  When you ask a friend how they are doing they exclaim (often with a huge sigh), " Busy. Overwhelmed. I need a vacation!"Why don't I feel the same way? Isn't my list of duties and activities as long as anyone else's?...more

2011 WordCount Blogathon Kick Off

Fiddlesticks! Is it may 1st already?...more

Volunteering vs. Consulting Services

 I have a few hand picked volunteer positions... Multicultural Americans of Southern California and Coreopsis.org being two of them. Otherwise, I can't afford for my time and skill to be given away. Who can? I know quite a few freelancers and this is a widespread issue....more

Competitive: The Other "C" Word

Competitive: 1 : of or relating to a situation in which people or groups are trying to win a contest or be more successful than others 2 : having a strong desire to win or be the best at something Lately, I have been thinking a bit about how I feel about competition. I truly feel that the need to compete with others in our daily lives can get in the way of happiness and peace of mind....more

On White Privelege in the United States

Originally written on Nov. 2, 2009 at BLUE EYED MONKEY EEKS!I have been led by recent discussions on my note on Facebook in which I posted an article that proposed intellectual discussion of “whiteness” and whether there is something Beyond Multiculturalism. It was food for thought. It was originally posted by my father, William Wilkinson(who happens to be black)....more