A little info about myself. I grew up during the era of rotary dial telephones where it was quite common to make a phone call and receive a busy signal. That annoying tone indicated that the phone number you were trying to reach was in use and your call could not be completed. We now live in an era of three way calling and call waiting and a busy signal is virtually unheard of. Yet with all of the technological advances, information overload is rule of the day and nobody is listening. we’re still not getting through to each other. Although writing this blog maybe one more contribution to the already overwhelmed airway, it is my one feeble effort to just “reach out and touch someone.” Communication and dialogue is the key to healing all that which ill’s.
I am a retired 62 yr. old African American male. I have six (6) grown children and many grand children and 2 great-grand children ( I keep telling my children, God was talking to Adam and Eve NOT yall–they are not listening). I’m newly remarried to a wonderful and intelligent woman (Some may want to question her intelligence because she married me). She blogs as well, and she produces a very professional podcast entitled “Celebrate Your Life” ( Did I just plug her podcast?).
Ok, back to me, I hold three degrees, last graduating in 1994 with a M.A in Geography–GO Zips–NCAA national soccer champion 2010-2011, Fear The ROO! I write for the love of it. I’m sure I make mistakes in writing. I employ my wife as much as I can to proofread my stuff.
I carry many childhood hurts, teenage hurts and many (some self-inflicted) adult year hurts. That is why I write on anger and forgiveness, love and compassion as much as I do. It is to help me first, and maybe help or gain new insight from someone else on my journey to health and wholeness–I have not given up on me.