5 Signs you spend a lot of time on Twitter

Twitter Class of 2008 by mallix


  1. You hand write a note to your child’s teacher and the salutation is “Dear @msjones”
  2. You are fluent in “Twanguage” – Twitter Language: Twamily, Tweople, and the like.
  3. You think in 140 characters or less.
  4. You dream that your are having an in person conversation with @chrisbrogan, a person you’ve never met, but instead of hearing his voice he speaks on text balloons of 140 words or less.
  5. Your husband finds out you are pregnant at the same time as your 20,000 Twitter followers.
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I don’t know if it’s the dawning of a New Year or gracefully making it through 2008 – a year where I was grossly challenged in every area of my life. I don’t know if it’s the sense of completeness I feel when I look into the eyes of my boys and truly believe it when I tell them “you can be anything you want as long as you work hard.” I don’t know why but I am optimistic.


I live in an America where the challenges of the past are culminating into an era of forgiveness, togetherness, and massive patriotism – the inauguration of the first African American President, Barak Obama, is just hours away. It’s sweet, almost aromatic.

Although we have much work ahead of us, my boys are growing up in an America where there will be fewer African American firsts (their dad was the first African American to get a degree from Springfield College’s graduate strength and conditioning school) and, prayerfully, an environment where their personal accomplishments will stretch far beyond the color of their skin into the entire community we call America.

Personally, I have never been this optimistic. The fear of failing has always hidden in the shadows of every goal I’ve set and in between the lines of each sentence I’ve written. But, today I dream and write under a limitless sky. I am grateful to God for keeping his promises in my life.

I enter week two of my “lifestyle change” with an optimistic determination to reach a healthy weight. I will not fail. I can only carry out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and the call to service from our next President if I am healthy. I know that my cravings and reliance on food for comfort may grow as I continue on this journey. Nonetheless, I will “keep under my body, and bring it into subjection” (I Corinthians 9:27, KJV) so that I can withdraw from poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle to good, wholesome nutrition and a physically active lifestyle. I will serve others with energy and expectancy for great results.

Today, I am optimistic.

Happy New Year

Did you really think I would let the first day of the New Year pass without a post? Well, I have in the past but not this year. This is my year to write, to work.

I am thankful. Are you?

MUSE: OJ Didn't Do It … Himself

NFL Legend, O. J. Simpson, is in court yet again.  This time he is not fighting against murder charges but against a laundry list of charges including armed robbery, kidnapping with a weapon and conspiracy.  

However, this post has absolutely nothing to do with that.  Have we really considered that O. J. may not have gotten away with murders he committed himself? 

I think about the glove, the evidence, etc. – a man in a rage would have been messy.  I even think of the recent episode of Oprah where the ghost writer of “If I did it”, Pablo Fenjves, claims that O. J. said something about how “the dog wagged his tail” when it saw Goldman.  If in fact O. J. became upset about the do and become enraged, he would have been loud, cussing, and hissing.  The neighbors only heard a dog barking.That is so weird to me.  

Is it possible that O. J. was snooping around one day and saw Goldman and Nicole together and realized that the dog knew Goldman?  Maybe then he became upset and hired someone to get rid of Nicole.  Unfortunately, Ron may have gotten caught in the crossfire. 

What do you think?

Stuck in Place

I like honesty … so I try to be honest … even about the embarrassing stuff.

Lately, I’ve wanted to do something(s) but I am having a horrible time “doing”.  I know exactly what I want to do, I even know how to do it but cannot bring myself to act.  It is the worst feeling in the world.

I can’t call it procrastination, or fear, or anything.  I am just stuck.

As much as I love to write, I had to force myself to create this post.  It’s like my mind is racing and I can’t keep up.  I have ideas that I just can’t seem to pen.  I even write out a daily list of “to dos” but nothing is getting done.

Has anyone ever had this problem?  Is there a cure?

I am sure I will find one myself. As I am writing this post, I feel uplifted.  Almost like a breath of life has permeated my lungs.

I guess the words of Cory “Zoo” Miller are right, “The only thing stopping you is when you stop.”

I guess I’ll keep moving.