SURVIVING THE TEXAS DEEP FREEZE

What a week!  The Texas deep freeze was a sucker punch.  Never in my life have I endured such frigid temperatures in the Lone Star state.  While my humble abode can handle one hundred ten degrees with no problem, seven degrees is an entirely different matter.  Aware...

HONORING THE FATHER OF BLACK HISTORY

Perseverance was the hallmark of Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950), known as the father of Black History.  Born in Virginia to illiterate former slaves, he spent much of his childhood working on the farm.  Unfortunately, survival took priority over formal...

MY AGGRESSIVE BATHROOM SCALE

My new bathroom scale scares the bejeebers out of me.  This fancy electronic version replaces the Wii Fit I had been using to calculate pounds melting away.  The ancient game console was spewing funky readouts—showing a weight loss from the day before all-the-while...

I WON THE COVID VACCINE LOTTERY

I won the COVID vaccine lottery! My good fortune mind-blowing. And frankly, my excitement about the windfall is higher than that of winning the Powerball jackpot. (Well…not really. That’s a lie.  Hitting the billion-dollar lotto would have enabled me to have the...