Island Children

There is an unspoken code between island children. It was starkly different to the American kids we interacted with everyday. Although many of us were first generation “American,” the music, food and discipline we were fed ran deeper than our ancestry and island roots. The Music Who doesn’t remember the first time you heard the […]

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Sketches of a bluNote

Parenting didn’t come with a manual or a blueprint. It wasn’t a distinct sound, note or call for action or change. Meet the Thompson family – A simple family catapulted into uncharted terrain called “fame.” Gray Thompson, a Jazz musician who’s Harlem origin is both acclaimed and criticized as his fame fades with time. Join […]

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The Right Place at the Right Time

  You have to believe in the Universe putting you in the right place at the right time. I recently hit a road block on my newest novel “Sketches of a bluNote,” which is a modern story of Fatherhood using Jazz music as the catalyst for parenting. Sure, a topic like that may not move a […]

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Marquel Howard

He now led the largest media distribution corporation in the world while being one of the youngest self-made millionaire’s in the world. His tainted college past could be the biggest price he would have to pay for lasting success. They say your not suppose to choose favorites but… Marquel Howard was conscious, responsible adulthood. A story for brothers to […]

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Words and Melody

Words and Melody – Two of the most powerful and emotional forms of communication became the foundation for my second book Alumni. The real challenge was: how could I do something different and unique for my readers that hadn’t been done before? In Summer Session, I gave the gift of a quote for each chapter. […]

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Thanksgiving

There just isn’t enough hours in the day… If there is one thing I’ve learned about myself over the past year is –  I just try to do too much. I’m sure we all suffer from this common sickness and I’m not talking about “hard work.” The ailment I (we) can’t seem to cure is the pursuit of “success.” […]

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