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Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 25

Chapter 25 I told you to bear with me. Now aren’t you glad you did? The whole engagement thing went over without a hitch. If I don’t say so myself it was smooth, just like me. Come on now, you know I’m smooth… Don’t front. I truly hope you understand where this came from. I …

Business: Get Sh*t Done-How To Stop Quitting and Start Succeeding

There are moments when you decide to become a business person where you hear names. These names always pop in discussions about entrepreneurship and speaking. Chris Cooper is one of those names. His name is not as big as a Tony Robbins or other major league motivational speakers, but those who know, kind of just …

Not For Colored Men

Updated and posted by Old Posts Highlighter – Originally posted in 9/11/2010 After a long back and forth this weekend on facebook in regard to Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls, I felt compelled to write an article on my position on Tyler Perry’s work. It’s easy to sit in the bleachers and tell the coach …

Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 24

Chapter 24 Stage Four isn’t approached without trepidation. It’s an awkward time for any man. Making a commitment is one thing but saying to a woman that you want to live the rest of your life with her is an entirely different monster. In other words Stage Four is the final phase before you leave …

Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 18

Chapter 18 I thought about what I would say to Janice on the drive to the house. How would I begin? I had been practicing certain lines like, “I want this thing to work but it’s gonna take both of us.” Nothing seemed real. It all sounded rehearsed. I figured when I saw her I’d …

Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 17

Chapter 17 Stage Three amendment: When a man has come to a fork in the road, he can’t sit and take his time. He has to choose and accept what may come. No turning back and going to look down the other road. Keep straight and accept it. Allow God to do his job and …

Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 14

Chapter 14 This is where everything gets odd. In a handbook that details the circumstances, or patterns, that a man might go through in reaching the “promised land” of a “perfect” relationship, that handbook should remain somewhat reliable. I had the best damn date a man could have without having sex. I wanted Janice so …

Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 23

Chapter 23 I’m still trying to figure out a few things. If a relationship can be as good as it was with me and Janice why in the hell was I so afraid to try it before? I know the trauma from the first girlfriend thing was my excuse, but it was just that, an …