Raising a Child Takes Courage

Today’s word is Courage and I’m going to take a risk and define courage as I need it to be today. There are a million acts of courage being committed by regular people every day, and nobody gives them a pat on the back or a shout of praise for what they do. One of […]

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Aspiring to the Possibilities

My grandmother, affectionately called Miss Dorothy, lived in a beautiful white frame house on the corner of a shady street. The Memphis Transit bus stopped a few feet from her front door and she knew everybody who got on or off the bus. Consequently, there was a lot of “Good morning!” “Good evening!” and hat […]

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Whatever Happened to Our Cozy Childhood Neighborhoods?

Reprinted from Boomacious.com, L. Mims Something tragic happened to the old neighborhoods where I grew up in the 60’s. In those days, most of the businesses up and down 31st and 35th Streets, from King Dr. (South Park) to Michigan were owned by our neighbors. There was a drycleaner and a hardware store, both owned […]

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