I’m trying to get my writing mojo back, and a part of that process for me involves getting caught up on my reading. Simultaneously, I figure it can’t hurt to share what I pick up along the way. Last winter I bought a ton of books, but didn’t have time to read them. Fortunately, inContinue reading “Read it!: Big Magic”
Millions of years ago when I was in school, I read The Handmaid’s Tale. And I’ll confess–as with all of Margaret Atwood’s works, it gave me the creeps. I don’t remember every precise detail of its story. However, I still have enough of it with me to recall its overarching themes. It deals specifically withContinue reading “The Handmaid’s FAIL?”
I can’t begin to tell you how long I’ve wanted to review this book. I finished reading The Universe Has Your Back a long time ago. So what’s kept me from talking about it? Fear. On one hand you have the fact that I’m spiritually liberal: Religiously speaking, I have a Christian background. I’m familiar withContinue reading “Read it!: The Universe Has Your Back”
Well, guys. I still want to work in education. I’ll tell you about that another time. Long story short–yesterday I had one hell of an epiphany about my career. Last night I went and shopped my basement for teaching books. Thank God I didn’t burn them like I’d once planned. I found most of them.Continue reading “Books: See Me After Class”
I’m in a season of self-appreciation. As a part of my self-care routine, I know that I need to take care of my mind. And as a Black, female writer, I believe one of the greatest gifts I can give myself is a commitment to reading more books that are by or about* Black women.Continue reading “Idea: BlackGirlMagic Syllabus”
I remember when I first read Brazen. After an evening out, my copy was at home waiting for me. Earlier, I’d gone to Paris Lectures–an event where I’d shared some of my dreams in front of a hometown crowd. Since then, I’ve paid close attention to my struggle to keep my aspirations alive. Overall, Brazen focusesContinue reading “Books: Brazen”
I’m getting back into podcasting and definitely learning and growing as I go. This is my latest episode on Danielle LaPorte’s book The Desire Map. Enjoy!
Some of you might remember my old post about Man of Steel. One of the things that really touched me in that film was a scene that featured Clark as a young boy. It put my curiosity into overdrive. In fact, at the time I said Could you imagine being a kid and having toContinue reading “Raising Dion”
In this episode, I review more of Austin Kleon’s books–including Show Your Work. I also share a bit about my adventures in yoga.
Yes, this is about 2 years old. I don’t mind. Do you? 😉 I don’t know if you remember this, but when I first thought about podcasting, I did an episode on The Firestarter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte. It’s still one of the best non-fiction books I’ve ever read.