I decided to start my blog in June 2020, one month shy of my 65th birthday. Like many, I am searching to make sense of it all with today's challenging realities. Searching for a better sense of Self. Searching to connect and learn from others. Searching with how I can make a difference. Imagine if we lifted someone up everyday...

Black lives matter, no all lives matter. Confederate statues are symbols of oppression and hate, no they represent history and should be preserved. Shot dead while running away, well he shouldn’t have resisted arrest. These debates have been exhausting, and, what’s worse, they have been with my friends. Facebook debates typically. I guess the easy […]

I normally start each day with my bathroom ritual, morning coffee, and 20-minute meditation. This is then followed by a trip to the gym. Thirty minutes on the elliptical while watching the news and sports mindlessly as time passed. Well that all got thrown out the window in April. How can I possibly get through […]

I started the new year, 2020, unemployed. That January I was already three months into my job search, feeling the stress for sure. I was also entering my 65th year on this planet. So, on top of trying to find my next gig I was also feeling that time was up and ageism was now […]

Thorald Dominic Jonas was the only grandparent I never met, never knew. Although I always felt a deep connection with him. He was born in 1903 and died in 1949 at the age of 46, six years before I was born. He was my mother’s father but was absent much of her life. There is […]

My paternal great grandfather was James McFarlane. There is not a lot known about him, how he lived, or where and when he died. My grandfather said he “followed the line”. He was a railroad man and helped build the railroad lines across Jamaica in the late 19th & early 20th centuries. My blog is […]