Monday, December 5, 2016

X-Man.

Growing up in the inner city of Chicago with gangs, 
violence & hopelessness, there wasn't much much 2 look 
up 2 on the positive spectrum. 

Options were extremely limited while diligently 
searching for something truly impactful until one day 
getting my hands on a small paperback 
Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley 
at a local thrift store....
A thrift store. Really? (lol)...
things surely happens for a reason;)

This is when things began 2 open up with the ambition 2 read about history, culture & identity. Amazed at how such a book about a young man with a troubled past while facing the odds during the 1960's could make a massive impact. 

One thing that stood out about Malcolm was his motivation 2 teach self while incarcerated making him one of our prolific thinkers of that time.  

If he could achieve such a task, 
then what's my excuse?

From that point, life drastically changed knowing despite 
the condition in which lived, perseverance 
with a bold fearless approach would 
pay off 2 be so much more.

Knowing this, it become my duty 
& responsibility 2 ensure that his life is remembered with a greater appreciation. 

Hmmph...I wonder how would things be today
 if someone like him ever existed for he wasn't 
just any ordinary man....he was.. 
X-man.

(Yep!)...



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)




Wednesday, October 5, 2016

MoveOn.

After arriving back 2 hometown Chicago for 
family & support, we decide on a few days 
@ the Weddington's getaway.

This would be the most perfect time 2 
gather & reestablish ourselves after losing 
big sister from her bout with cancer.  
(Rest in Peace Jackie...we loooove you.)


Brother Ken has been trying 2 get me out here for 
several years but the timing was never right...until now. 

This was the most perfect way 2 catch 
up on old times & just "chill"....
not 2 mention visit the pier where 
sister Vivian's ashes were laid.
Hmm!...looking back over those younger 
years, things may have appeared 
slightly dysfunctional 2 some but 
we considered it just a bit complicated..
lol;/  

It's been an absolute blessing 2 have wonderful 
memories & the opportunity 2 reminisce 
on what was good. 
The backyard barbecue parties, 
yearly gatherings
& just us being us. 

One massive lesson revealed is 2 make the most 
of every situation & don't worry about 
tomorrow for it's never promised. 
MoveOn man...Moveon.




Peace!...with 2 fingers;)



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Remedy.

Hey! hey!...
The summer is moving along & yet have I had the 
chance 2 hit the streets. 
Not the way I like anyways.....


But what we did have the wonderful chance 
do was spend a few days of relaxation on 
Lake Minitonka....(well not really)..
but a lake all the same....lol
Anyways, found some extra 
video footage from the experience & 
mastered up a lil' piece for another one 
of those Weddington Adventures.

This is our Remedy.


Peace!...with 2 fingers;)