Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Interesting that this morning I was drawn to Proverbs 8. I read the chapter with sleepy eyes, but something deep within was stressing that it was not by chance that I had come to those passages, that an intimate relationship with wisdom was going to be a must for me.

Right now I am wearing many hats, hats that require that I switch them on and off all through the day, hats that require a lot of personal interaction on many different levels. I often think because of that I have developed great people savvy -- you know, I think I know people. Well, I won't be quick to jump to that conculsion any longer, because I felt a sense of abject, absolute betrayal this day. It is such an unpleasant feeling. The unbridled me wanted to pounce, to point and scream, to yell "I see you, I see you, I see you" and another little voice whimpered in such deep disappointment "for what you really are."

I am glad I am not a slave to the unbridled me, that I can make choices, that (thank God) I can choose wisdom. Although my soul was bitterly disappointed, my heart hurt as I watched the esteem I once held for my offender fall, splinter and pierce all illusion, I grabbed wisdom and wrapped it around me as tightly as I could, rather than trade it for a cloak of anger or malic.

Wisdom. Proverbs 8.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

2006 African-American (Boxed) Almanac

(Here's the box you're looking for!)

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Okay! It's available finally! The American Greetings (Dateworks) 2006 African-American Almanac Day-At-A-Time Calendar. It's the boxed, not the wall calendar. So, you say, why is that such a big deal? Because on one day in this lovely calendar is a poem from my book YOU BECKON, that's right, one whole day is mine!

Now, I know what day that is, but I'm not telling! You've got to get the calendar to find out, and I hope you will, because the company I'm keeping in this calendar is beyond my ability to believe. Harriett Tubman, Billie Holliday, Madame CJ Walker, Sonia Sanchez, Patricia Elam, Ms. Griffin, Ms. Rudolph, Mohammad Ali, Booker T. Washington, information about the underground railroad, the first invention, the first superstar, and for 365 days the lists, information, a smattering of poems, the stories, the history, the measure, the breath and width of our worth throughout the globe goes on and on.

It's may also be available at selected Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, and Borders. And it's also available on line through Forest Hill Publishing and a few other sources!