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February 7, 2019 Crucial Father/Daughter Conversations

Olivia is 20. She was 13 (Amelia is now 13… time is flying) when her mother and I called it quits. It was ugly. I’ve talked about it here before… Therapy. Attempts to heal. Lots of work. More therapy. More attempts to heal. Lots more work. Years later, the effect of d

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March 24, 2015 When Momma Visits

My momma came for a visit recently & I was so very happy to see her, smell her, touch her… Having her in my new home for the first time made the visit extra special. I needed her official stamp of approval that only a mother could give. After she got settled in &

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March 17, 2015 Beautiful Baby Boy

Several months ago, I posted about Cousin Dee & her husband, Mato readying themselves for their 1st baby.  Well… Mato Jr. is here & he’s awesome! The day he was born was such an emotional rush. Beautiful! We took these photos recently and I swear this is THE la

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February 4, 2013

The summer of 1990, I visited my father for the summer. It was nothing especially interesting about that visit but I enjoyed my time with him as always. During that visit, we listened to a lot of music. He was sort of an inspiration to explore different music. During the course

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June 17, 2012

About eight years ago, my oldest daughter, Olivia made this sign for me and since then, I have kept the picture in my office. It serves as a reminder, motivation, & inspiration. She was daddy’s girl. I remember those days well. Life is different now but memories always r

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May 16, 2012

Last Saturday, I got to see Amelia dance in her spring recital. She’s been dancing since she’s been a baby & I’m always there to cheer her on. Wait, she’s still a baby, my sweet baby. Watching her on stage was awesome but it wasn’t enough for me watching her from

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October 31, 2011

I gave my sister a little break this weekend and had my nephews, Tony & Asar over for a fun overnight.  Between them and Amelia, the house was loud! Running up & down the stairs, jumping on the bed, music, singing, screaming etc. Even with it being like a mini zoo, it

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October 31, 2011

A few weeks ago, the girls and I carved pumpkins. This is something that I have not done since 1986 (or so). After we picked the perfect pumpkins out, we assigned tasks.  Sade was in charge of the designs, Olivia & Amelia were in charge of scrapping out the nasty stuff fro

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September 3, 2011

While having breakfast with my sweet Boo Boo, she asked me what I was doing today. I told her that I was photographing a wedding. She then asked me "why I am always taking pictures" to which, I replied I  "because it's fun & Baba likes to make that paper." Later, she left

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September 4, 2010

Washing Sade’s hair is always a back breaking task that leaves me exhausted. Luckily, we only wash it every three – four weeks when she is between twists. This morning, after I got my mind right, we washed & blew dry her afro in preparation for her appointment to get fr

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A Word

Many of my post may be filled with typos, ignorant statements, untruths, bad English, & anything else that may make me appear to be uneducated.

Do yourself a favor… fuck mistakes & read between the lines! Just Saying…

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