Where is all this hate coming from?

The country has seemed to have gone back in time. Excessive violence is reported everyday. For the most part law enforcement does a pretty good job of protecting the public. 

However, they have work to do. Work within their own organization.

It is time that they, introspectively, weed out the baddies. I’m referring to those cops who probably are good producers by any means necessary. Those cops who are outwardly biased yet their superiors allow them to stay on the force because they, seemingly, solve cases.

However, the Innocence Project knows all about those seemingly solved cases. They work tirelessly exonerating the wrongly convicted. The horror stories they have uncovered! Biased stories that became permanent record. 

Law enforcement is not the only governing body guilty of bias so is our Congress.

These so-called elected professional politicians are quite bias. Shamefully it has come to light these last eight years. I had heard about the ‘ good old boys club’s but to see it in action was disheartening to say the least. Their behavior opened up a can of worms. 

The following individual is no longer a congressman, nevertheless he voiced his threatening opinions on the social media outlet Twitter. 

Former congressman defends Obama tweet


Ten years ago no one would have dared openly threaten the President of the United States, this guy would have been jailed. His behavior speaks to the lack of respect for people of color. It is as if we-African Americans, as a people, are kept in a box that others do not want us to leave. When we attempt to rise to the next level, attempt to move beyond that box, others react in a most violent way.  

Like it or not America, African Americans are people who don’t want to stay in the box you have provided. Killing us will not stop us from leaving.
On a lighter note, check out @djones1509’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/djones1509/status/752126279412056065?s=09


A son in love with his mother

A son in love with his mother

When my son was very young I was the apple of his eye. Although he was autistic he expressed his emotions with actions. The action of always bringing me something back when he went shopping with his class. The presence of mind to say I love you and follow it up with a hug. Today he’s a young man, mindful of his dependence, yet determined not to be needy. The I love yous are not as vocal but nevertheless expressed with the action of resting his hand, however briefly, upon my shoulder.   

Marvelous Antiquity


Egyptian Hieroglyphics

On Friday I accompanied my students to the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. They marveled at the techniques used to make mummies. I marveled at the artifacts themselves. The ingredients used were natural products of the earth. The ancients utilized what was available to them, void of unnatural by products created by man. Each country built grand monuments for themselves with the hope of having made their mark in their own history books. I bet they never thought that their marvelous accomplishments would be observed and studied by people from other cultures, which leaves me to wonder what will they say about us. What will future generations say about our accomplishments? We have created the ability to communicate around the world at any given time of day or night, yet somehow we have damaged the earth. Excess plastic, excess chemicals, excess waste, and extraordinary pollution. Diseases plague our youngest members of society leading them to an early death before they reach adulthood. Sure the ancients did not have long lives, but shouldn’t we, the generation with extraordinary capabilities, have long lives? Shouldn’t our children be born disease-free?

If you are ever in the Philadelphia area you should list the Penn Museum on your tourist list. I guarantee you will enjoy it.

A positive read

The Phantom Paragrapher has given a review of Silence Is Broken.

Review: Silence is Broken – Yvonne Mikell – November 2013

Within a family can often be held a trove of secrets and lies and Silence is Broken is one of those stories as the main character Khloe discovers that her dad has been cheating on her mother , distraught with this news as she was supposed to be getting married to her fiance Xavier. Khloe’s idea of love and happiness is shattered and all she wants is to talk to her Dad and get to the bottom of this as we can gather in this book that Khloe is sort of a Daddy’s girl. Though after a whirlwind busy day, Khloe tries to get hold of her Dad only to discover he has vanished and no-one knows where he is and how to get ahold of him. Instead of searching for him though Khloe is wrapped into a world of romance and love with Xavier with a nice luxurious and extravagant weekend away and soon talks of their wedding arise and Xavier seems awfully in a hurry to get married but Khloe wants her father by her side. Can she hold off the wedding talk until she has located her father or is their something that Xavier is hiding and when Khloe finds out will she be able to still trust him or will this deception leave her believing that just like her father – ALL men are unfaithful and liars and cannot be trusted leaving her with a jaded view of love ? 
Find out all the hidden skeletons when Silence is Broken by Yvonne Mikell.

Blog Tour


I am currently on tour. Check out my itinerary and visit the sites, you won’t be disappointed.

March 23

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Promo


Books Books Books – Promo


March 24

Cu’s eBook Giveaways –                Promo


March 25

Deal Sharing Aunt – Promo


March 26

Rustys Reading – Promo


March 27

Bibliophile Mystery – Promo


March 30

Angels with Attitude Book Reviews – Promo, Author Interview & Book Soundtrack


March 31

The Avid Reader – Promo, Author Interview & Book Soundtrack


April 1

Books, Authors, Blogs – Promo & Character Bio’s


April 2

Melissa M Wolff – Promo & Book Soundtrack


April 3

Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom – Promo


April 6

Indy Book Fairy – Promo


April 7

2 Girls & A Book – Promo, Dream Cast, Character Bio’s & Book Soundtrack


April 8

Eclipse Reviews – Promo, Character Interview, Dreamcast, Book Soundtrack & Character Bio’s


April 9

The Phantom Paragrapher – Promo & Review


Portals to New Worlds – Promo, Character Interview, Dreamcast, Book Soundtrack & Character Bio’s


Not enough

Yesterday the hype was small Alberta Clipper coming to town and dropping a couple of inches in the Philadelphia area. Occasionally they get it wrong and we get more than expected. This was not the case, weathermen predicted accurately. All school teachers pray for snow days to get much needed rest. I am annoyed I had to work today. The Nor’easter predicted this weekend does not count. Snow events need to occur on a weekday…maybe we’ll get lucky. In the meantime I’m eternally grateful to be gainfully employed.

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