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Black-owned Bookstores Soldier-on in the Fight to Survive and Thrive | Caribbean Book Blog

There is a feeling among writers of color in America that the publishing industry is not giving them a fair shake. Many of them say that they are being marginalised by a publishing establishment th… Source: Black-owned Bookstores Soldier-on in the Fight to Survive and Thrive | Caribbean Book Blog I’m sharing three different posts …

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 …

Stages: Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 2

Chapter 2 My philosophy on relationships is straight out of the Bible, “Do unto others.” The way I see it, you’re only going to get married once. At least I am. I figure if I get all this playing games stuff outta my system now, I’ll be a better man for it. I’ll be able …

Dexter In The Dark: A review

The third book in Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter series, Dexter in the Dark, takes a detour from the first and second novels. Upon being introduced to the dark hero Dexter, I found myself drawn to the simplistic nature of his horrible, handsome, hidden desire to murder. This created a paradox and an unsettling feeling for me. I …

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 5

Chapter 5 A couple of years have passed since I read over my older journal entries. I always scrolled through the entries, but I was usually looking for a specific thought or incident. Since I decided to create this book, I’ve been looking at those early entries that were written before the art gallery. The …

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 …

Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 3

Chapter 3 The easiest way to present what I’m trying to disclose here is to simply show rather than tell. I know, as smooth as I am, even a brother that’s got his stuff together can get on your nerves. I wouldn’t want that to happen because what I’m saying here is important. It’s as …