I never knew how much I needed my middle finger

As a new amputee, the middle finger on my right hand is chopped in half. In fact, thanks to my latest lupus flare I developed gangrene in my fingers and toes. To make matters worse, the fingers on my dominant hand are gone leaving me with a thumb. My dominant hand is my left hand,... Read more »

Abstract Artist Jimmy Williams Reminiscences About Opportunity With Burger King

Abstract Artist Jimmy Williams Reminiscences About Opportunity With Burger King
Chicago abstract artist Jimmy Williams opens up about the opportunity Burger King once gave him, regarding the use of space within the restaurant. Williams is currently a resident of Englewood. Prior to that, he is well renowned among the Cabrini-Green neighborhood where he was once a dweller. In addition to being an artist, there may... Read more »

My Latest Lupus Flare Is Wicked

I have to admit that my current lupus flare is extremely wicked. Normally I am able to know my down seasons but this flare came as a thief in the night. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system gets confused and attacks itself. Damage or potential damage to internal and external organ systems... Read more »
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I Love My Cubii Jr Elliptical Machine

I Love My Cubii Jr Elliptical Machine
Out of all the exercise equipment I bought over the years to stay in shape, the Cubii Elliptical is the best investment I made in years. I’ve purchased every machine under the sun, from the Stairmaster, the Thighmaster and everything in between. In those days, I didn’t have lupus; I just jumped on the bandwagon... Read more »

I'm Looking Forward To Watching Oprah's Documentary Regarding 100 Black Fathers

Oh, Lady O! I love it when you tackle topics and issues that people as a whole does not want any affiliation with. I remember vividly when she invited Klan members and other white supremacy organizations to her show, as if that would make their racist viewpoints against blacks any different, especially when our beloved... Read more »

My Three Days Of Taking A Break From Quarantine Was A Real Treat

Since I fit the criteria of being quarantined due to the coronavirus, I’ve had the pleasure of going out three times since it began in March of this year. People with lupus or other underlying conditions such as diabetes and those over 60 years of age should really obey the ordinance of staying indoors until... Read more »
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My Son Is In For A Rude Awakening If He Thinks He Is Going To Live Off Of The Fat Of The Land While He Is Out Of School

My son Kameron, who has autism, thinks he is going to be living on Easy Street because there is no school for the rest of the year. He don’t have the concept but I’m sure that he knows that something is going on, and that he should be out of the house by now. I’m... Read more »

Is This Coronavirus Pandemic Making You Bitter Or Better?

In the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, it is safe to say that everyone was on edge and angry that we had to be confined to our living quarters. As time goes on, speaking for myself, being in quarantine is making me a better person. I’m becoming a person with better patience. I’m learning to... Read more »

Let's Not Forget April Autism Awareness Month 2020

Let's Not Forget April Autism Awareness Month 2020
With the coronavirus pandemic pandemonium going on, it’s easy to forget the other important things and people in our lives. For example, April is Autism Awareness Month! Unfortunately, schools and other centers are closed that would otherwise promote autism awareness throughout the month because of the virus, and rightly so. Meanwhile, for those who don’t... Read more »
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The Coronavirus May Have Us In Isolation But So Did Being A Bad Kid So Relax

As we know, this Covid-19 pandemic is hitting everyone worldwide. Medically of course, economically, socially and who knows what else is to come. As far as the isolation and social distancing aspect, I think about my generation when we were punished. We were not allowed to go outside for days at a time until our... Read more »