Stock up!

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. And as the big day approaches, there is one thing that I always make sure to do: stock up on candy!

Whether you’re a fan of chocolate or prefer something a little more sour, there’s no denying that candy is an essential part of the Halloween experience. It’s a chance to indulge in our sweet tooth, to share treats with friends and family, and to get into the spirit of the holiday.

So if you’re like me and can’t wait for Halloween to arrive, now is the time to start stocking up on your favorite sweets. Whether you’re planning to hand them out to trick-or-treaters or just want to have some around for your own enjoyment, there’s no such thing as too much candy when it comes to Halloween.

So go ahead and treat yourself – after all, it’s almost Halloween!


I am always excited when the World Series rolls around. This annual event, which pits the best teams in Major League Baseball against each other in a showdown for the championship, is always a highlight of the year.

With the 2023 World Series just around the corner, I can’t help but get excited about all the action and drama that lies ahead. From the nail-biting finishes to the unforgettable moments of triumph and heartbreak, the World Series is always full of surprises and thrills.

So if you’re like me and can’t wait for the World Series to begin, now is the time to start getting pumped. Whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan or just enjoy a good competition, there’s no denying that the World Series is must-see TV.

So here’s to the 2023 World Series, and all the exciting baseball that it brings. May we all enjoy the action and root for our favorite teams as they battle it out for the championship.

Happy Independence Day!

July 4th holds a special significance for me. It is a day that marks the birth of our nation and commemorates the ideals of freedom and independence that our country was founded upon.

For me, July 4th is a time to celebrate the progress that we have made as a nation and to reaffirm our commitment to building a more just and equal society. It is a time to remember the struggles and sacrifices of those who came before us, and to honor the diversity and resilience that are at the heart of our country.

As we celebrate this July 4th, let us also reflect on the challenges that we continue to face as a nation. May we be inspired by the values of freedom and equality that have shaped our history, and may we work towards a future that is brighter and more inclusive for all.

So here’s to July 4th, and all the things that make our country great. May we all celebrate and give thanks for the blessings of freedom and independence that we enjoy.

May the Force Be With You

For those who might not be familiar, May 4th is known as “Star Wars Day,” a holiday that celebrates all things Star Wars.

Growing up, I wasn’t really into Star Wars. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it – I just never really got into it. But as I got older and started to appreciate science fiction and fantasy more, I began to see the appeal of Star Wars.

Now, I am a big fan of the franchise and enjoy all the movies, TV shows, and books that it has spawned. From the epic lightsaber battles to the memorable characters and storylines, there’s something about Star Wars that just speaks to me.

So on this May 4th, I want to celebrate all things Star Wars. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just a casual admirer, there’s no denying the cultural impact and enduring appeal of this iconic franchise.

So here’s to May 4th, and all the Star Wars fun that it brings. May the force be with us all!

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day?!

As an African American writer, I am always fascinated by the various holidays and special days that seem to pop up out of nowhere. But even I have to admit, I was a little confused when I heard that there was a national day dedicated to grilled cheese sandwiches.

I mean, don’t get me wrong – I love a good grilled cheese as much as the next person. But a whole day devoted to it? It seemed a little… well, cheesy. (Pun intended.)

But as I started to think about it, I realized that there was something kind of special about having a day dedicated to this humble and beloved sandwich. After all, grilled cheese has a way of bringing people together and evoking feelings of comfort and nostalgia. Whether you’re a kid eating it in your school cafeteria or an adult indulging in a late-night snack, there’s something undeniably appealing about the simple combination of bread and cheese.

So here’s to National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, and all the simple pleasures that bring us joy. Whether it’s a sandwich or something else, I hope you find a way to celebrate and enjoy the little things in life today.

Oreo Day?!

Growing up poor, there were many things that I couldn’t afford or didn’t have access to. Simple pleasures like a bag of chips or a box of cookies seemed out of reach, and I often had to make do with whatever we had in the pantry.

But as I’ve gotten older and started to make a decent living as a writer, I’ve been able to indulge in some of those small luxuries that I missed out on as a kid. And today, as I sit down to write this blog post, I am doing so with a package of Oreos by my side – because today is Oreo Day!

That’s right, the beloved cookie has its own day of celebration, and I couldn’t be more excited to join in the festivities. Whether I’m twisting, licking, and dunking them in milk or getting creative with recipes like Oreo balls or no-bake cheesecakes, there’s no wrong way to enjoy an Oreo.

So here’s to Oreo Day, and all the simple pleasures that make life a little sweeter. Whether it’s a cookie or something else, I hope you find a way to indulge in something that brings you joy today.

First Time Sledding

As a kid growing up, there were many things I wished I could do but didn’t have the money for. Sledding was one of those things.

Growing up in a low-income household, my parents couldn’t afford to buy me the warm winter gear or the sleds that many of my classmates had. So, I resigned myself to watching from the sidelines as I heard about the trips from friends in more affluent neighborhoods.

But this year, something changed. As an adult, I finally had the means to buy myself a sled and the warm gear I needed to stay comfortable in the cold. And so, on a whim, I decided to give sledding a try.

I have to admit, I was a little nervous as I made my way up the hill. It had been so long since I’d last done this, and I wasn’t sure I remembered how. But as I sat down on the sled and pushed off, something magical happened.

The wind rushed through my hair and the cold stung my cheeks as I flew down the hill, my laughter mixing with the sound of the sled cutting through the snow. It was a feeling of pure joy and freedom, and I couldn’t stop grinning from ear to ear.

As an African American writer, I am grateful for the opportunity to experience new things and make up for lost time. And while sledding might seem like a small and insignificant thing to some, it was a moment of pure happiness and childhood delight that I will always treasure.

MLK Jr. Day

As an African American writer, Martin Luther King Jr. Day holds a special significance for me. It is a day that honors the legacy of a man who dedicated his life to the pursuit of justice and equality, and who inspired millions of people around the world with his message of hope and nonviolence.

On this MLK Day, I want to take a moment to remember and honor the work and sacrifice of Dr. King. His vision of a world where people are judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character has inspired generations of people to work towards a more just and equal society.

So as we celebrate MLK Day, let us also be inspired by his vision and his message. May we all strive to build a world where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, and may we work towards a future that is brighter and more inclusive for all.


Still writing away, but taking some time to visit friends and family, wearing a mask of course. I’m constantly troubled by some looks I get though, as if wearing my mask is somehow going to hurt someone. Or maybe it’s the color of my skin. Hard to tell in today’s crazy world.

In other news, and to get my mind off the more serious topic of the world, never got around to buying that Gorilla Bow. Been reading up on it and can’t say that the REAL reviews were that impressive. Instead, I bought some resistance bands from WODFitness. I was a bit hesitant at first but damn, I might not need to visit the gym even after this virus madness. Really felt a good workout.

Got me in the right mood to go back to editing and writing.

Independence Day

I can’t believe it’s already July 4th, the day America claimed its freedom from the British. No taxation without representation… Representation… This year has shown that ‘representation’ is missing, and I don’t mean people with the color of my skin but also people like me who grew up with nothing. The richest man in the world is worth billions while there are people who live in the streets in the very city he resides in.

I hope this year is the turning point. That everyone is truly represented and that we, as Americans, show the world why we are a super power. I really hope and I hope we rise and we get away from this hatred that is taking over our Great Country.

Happy Independence Day.