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Life’s basic truths are eternal. Live your own truth moment by moment and your crops will be bountiful

Check out my blog page, “Bloggin’ to da Bone” where I explore current events including #BLM and topics that I covered in past articles of The Stockton Record that still hold relevance today.

Been harassed, molested, or raped? Me too!
The current dialogue on sexual harassment, molestation and rape has inspired a new section on this website, one that will, I hope, encourage more women (and men) to share their own stories of sexual harassment, molestation and rape. Go to “Memoir” for my personal story entitled “Raped!” Or, feel free to share yours with me.

Here’s an excerpt:
Author’s note: It always surprises me when I share my story with other women, how many of them are encouraged to “come out” with similar experiences. One lesson I’ve learned through my experience is: Keep your head. Although the memories will return through unexpected triggers, I at least have my life with its rewards of seeing my children grow up and enjoying grands and great-grands. When I think of alternative outcomes, I am thankful that I kept my cool.

Now available on Amazon:  Art and Soul of Jazz – a Tribute to Charles Mingus Jr ., Fourth Edition. If you’re a jazz fan, you won’t want to miss this entertaining read of intimate Mingus family history, combined with portraits and profiles of 94 other jazz notables. As jazz musician and movie legend Clint Eastwood’s says in his foreword: “Jazz is a rich legacy, unique to the American culture. This book helps us embrace one of our national treasures .”

 Listen and hear us well.  It was for you we lived and shouted the messages crafted to guarantee a place for your children and your childrens’ children. Truth is life’s vintage byproduct, its best lesson. Your task is simple, yet as hard as that of any living creature: Seek out the great truths, embrace them and live them and note their relationship one to another.  For without truth your lives will not have mattered and you will have cast not a stroke upon the canvas of eternity. Life’s basic truths are eternal. Live your truth moment by moment, and your crops will be bountiful. –Excerpted from my essay “Seige,” a tribute to the Million Man March. Go to my blog for the complete essay.