Waiting for Salvation (It Wasn’t Supposed to Turn Out This Way)

This is the second part of the story that I posted earlier this week. Enjoy! The thought of being unemployed in the midst of a recession frightened Victor. Still, with his qualifications and experience, he assumed that he would easily find employment at another investment firm. However after months of searching, he discovered that he …

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Waiting for Salvation (Times Are Different Now)

On and off for the last 4 1/2 years, I have been writing the same piece of fiction. I started it one evening in the fall of 2008, while I was still working at TCF. Lines were slow, and I was bored and so I opened a new Word page and started writing. At first, …

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A Good Nose Bleed Could Change Your Life

I still remember the day that changed the rest of my days completely. Curled up on the floor in the bathroom of the church I attended, nose dripping with blood because I had cried so hard, I honestly didn't know how I could go on. Of course, being in my early twenties, I was overly …

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Musings on the Impact of Michael Jackson

On the ride home this evening, I briefly tuned into KMOJ and had an opportunity to hear what I assume was a tribute to the late Michael Jackson. As I am sure many are already aware, today marks the third anniversary of his death. Although a few years have gone by since the world lost …

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Thoughts on They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky

I recently finished reading a great book about the Lost Boys of Sudan. "They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky"  tells the story of several boys, well now they are adult men, who fled their villages during a period of war. Against all odds, these boys crossed deserts, survived wild animals, and dodged bullets …

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Message in the Music: What I Learned from Fela

Yesterday my husband and I went to see a musical about the Afro-beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. And let me tell you, it was awesome. Between the amazing drum beats which took me back to the days when I studied dance with the Ko-thi Dance Company in Milwaukee and the wonderful jazz sounds coming out …

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