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Remembering My Father's Last Christmas - December 24th, 2020 9:02 PM
This time of the year is hard for me to be in a celebratory mood. My father spent his last Christmas with us three years ago. Two days later, he was admitted to the hospital. He...
It's Not About Me, It's About Us - December 22nd, 2020 9:00 PM
When a political party'€™s leader is a failure, why do folks waste all that energy to say the next guy who doesn't belong to that political party will be worse? Is it that...
This is a Test - December 21st, 2020 6:32 PM
This is a test to see how many folks react to a post using 'key words'. In my opinion, President Whitmore is the worst leader we ever had! No way did he allow those aliens...
Make Today Your Own Great Reset - December 21st, 2020 3:46 PM
Today is the day of 'The Great Conjunction'€™. This is when the planets Jupiter and Saturn align. Of course, most folks have made this occurrence about something else...
A Short Rant of An Unnecessary Subject - December 21st, 2020 12:30 AM
Ladies and gentlemen who engage in 'conspiracy talk'€™. Stop it. Stop it right now. I almost wish most of what you folks 'predict'€™ is tested and proven for what...
Legendary Disrespect - December 18th, 2020 11:21 PM
Truly, I am a sports fanatic. I started when I was nine years old. The first teams I took notice were the locals; Lakers, Dodgers and Rams although not in that order. I'm not a...
Not Everything is a Political Statement - December 18th, 2020 9:45 AM
There is something that needs to be said. It may offend you reader, or it may not. Either way, this I believe is the problem with current literature: Not everything is a...
TOAS Video Essays for the Week, December 11 - December 11th, 2020 6:51 PM
For those of you who haven't been following me, this year I began posting a series of video essays online on my YouTube page. Here are the latest posts for you: The Fluidity...
Please, Just a Minute of Your Time - December 11th, 2020 10:36 AM
Folks, I'm not going to write a long diatribe this time. I want to point out a few things to you in the hopes you'€™ll understand. Don't let politics run your life. Yes,...
Civility Deserved a Better Fate Than This - December 8th, 2020 9:37 PM
In a year where certain truths about our human experience have all but been exposed; racism, greed, favoritism, and the like, we have also witnessed a not so gentle passing of...
Let's Be Clear About This - December 4th, 2020 10:58 PM
Ladies & Gentlemen and all you good folks out there.......... This is an opinion based platform. That means, I am allowed to speak my mind on various topics; from...
Archive: The True Meaning of a Dynasty - December 4th, 2020 3:13 PM
Note: This is a sports piece I wrote back in 2004. Times and opinions were different back then, so I hope this entry will at least give the reader some thought of what's being...
The Long Way Around - November 18th, 2020 10:56 PM
If it can happen to William Shakespeare, if you are a writer it can happen to you too. There will come a time where you lose focus of your productivity, your motivation will...
Captured by Online Madness - November 14th, 2020 6:28 PM
When I created this blog fifteen years ago, the world was much different than it is now. There was no social media, no repetitive hashtags to promote a cause or a movement, and...
The Great Failed Social Media Experiment - November 9th, 2020 10:25 PM
The great social media experiment has failed. Not for lack of trying, mind you. At first, it was a great way to reconnect with old friends, former love interests, family...
Party Pooper! - November 7th, 2020 10:52 PM
Greetings everyone! It's been a great day, hasn'€™t it? You know what happened, right? For the sake of keeping my sanity, I will just said that our country chose a new...
This Pandora's Box Will Be Hard to Close - November 2nd, 2020 8:12 AM
Regardless of what happens on Election Day, I plan to just move ahead. I will not mock the losing candidate's supporters, nor will I despair of the other candidate wins. All I...
Your Ignorance Makes Me Ill and Angry (Video) - October 29th, 2020 3:47 PM
Hey peeps! I know in five days we have a general election coming up. You may have peeked at this blog to see what I'm going to say about it. I present to you the...
Brothers Need 2 Step Up (Podcast) - October 16th, 2020 3:48 PM
In this podcast, Charles makes an appeal for Black men to step up and consider retaking the lead when it comes to organizing projects or organizations in the community....
This Isn't Going to Work - October 8th, 2020 1:33 PM
This may not work out. Despite my best efforts not to discuss anything political on this blog until the recent presidential election is over, it is impossible to break away from...
Romantic Thoughts From The Heart of a Man - October 7th, 2020 12:29 PM
This writer is known for writing 'from the heart of a man'€™ so I thought I share a thought I have in mind with you, the reader. A man wants to be loved, no doubt about that....
Podcast: Responding to Critics - October 6th, 2020 1:39 PM
In this Thoughts on a String podcast entry, a commentary on how authors should handle criticism - and expect it. It's common for writers of any genre or medium.
Living in a Fahrenheit 451 Society (TOAS Podcast) - September 25th, 2020 3:42 PM
Distractions. Misinformation. Spending long hours on social media and the internet. Is this the dypostian future Ray Bradbury warned us about in his classic novel, Fahrenheit...
A Quote You Won't See On Social Media - September 17th, 2020 10:19 AM
Here is a new feature on this blog; quotes I feel tempted to post on social media, but  better to leave them here: "The press is not the enemy of the people. Liars are...
All I Can Say Is...... - September 16th, 2020 12:52 PM
After a year of surviving a stroke, I'm grateful. If I have to boast, there will be time for it. For now, I'm just thankful to The Lord to be alive, still here on earth....