The N-Word 

You know what word I am referring to. It is an ugly, derogatory word that has nothing positive associated with it. What bothers me the most about this word is how it has been embraced by so many within the Black community. Some feel that dropping the last two letters and adding an -A- at the end makes it acceptable to use within the Black community. Rubbish! Bologna!! Outrageous!!! Ridiculous!!!! 

That right there is some warped and twisted thinking if you ask me and it does not make an ounce of sense. I am blown away by the sheer number of Black people who refer to one another as the N-Word minus the last two letters replaced with the letter – A-. For years Black people have been trying to distance themselves from this repulsive word and it bothers me deeply that so many Black people do not mind using it. How sad. 

If the Black people who lived back then saw how some Black people refer to themselves and each other as the N-Word, it would probably break their hearts. There are many  within the Black community who share a similar disdain for the use of that word by (some)  Black people and I cannot understand why a Black person would feel so comfortable using such a word. 

You would never catch me using that word in any form or fashion. Why??? Because I do not like to look ignorant and foolish. Ignorance is NOT bliss. 

Until next time… 

Get Your Own Material 

Plagiarism 

noun

the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.

synonyms: copying, infringement of copyright, piracy, theft, stealing…

Plagiarism is something that honest hardworking people look down on. It is never good to copy someone else’s work and pass it off as your own. When I first joined Twitter and Instagram to post about my upcoming writing projects, I was taken aback by the number of users getting called out by other users for piggybacking off their work or stealing their work. I thought to myself, “Who would do something as low as that?” I know the users who got called out for their plagiarism had to be embarrassed and ashamed. If it was me, I know I would. 

Imagine how I felt when I saw some of my own work and posts being copied and pasted by other users as their own. I honestly could not believe it when I first saw it. These are users with a huge following getting accolades and “likes” off of my work. Now if they had of tagged me or asked me, it would not have been such a big issue for me, but they did not. 

I truly do believe that some of these users (famous and not so famous) fool themselves into thinking that the person they copied their work(s) from would never come across it or notice it. Why? Because these apps like Twitter and Instagram has millions and millions of users. They think that we will never ever see it or even come across it. Oh how wrong they are. 

All it takes is for someone to either notice your work and alert you about it or you could be scrolling through posts one day like I did and notice it. It would be so embarrassing for me to copy and paste my original post with the date and time next to their post showing just where they got their “post” from, but I am not going to do that. I will say this though, if you ever want to use anything I post or write, please give credit where credit is due. That is the only proper thing to do. 

When your followers find out that what you are posting is not of your own, your reputation and standing would not be the same. Your followers would no doubt be disappointed in you for not being real or truthful about the things you post. Inspiration comes to us in different forms and fashion. Find your quirk and hone in on it. Do not take what is not rightfully yours and pass it off as your own. Get your own material. You got it in you, you may just have to dig deep to find it. 

Until next time… 

 

Monsters Inside Of You 

​Eating raw fish seems to be a popular thing nowadays. Most of my family and friends love it, particularly in the form of sushi. Don’t get me wrong, this writer likes her fair share of sushi, COOKED sushi that is. I never understood how some people could eat raw fish. Seems to me it would taste….FISHY. 

Have you seen on Wicked Tuna how some of the fisherman would skin a piece of fish and eat it not too long after it came out the water?! Lawd hammercy! Every time I see that I get sick to my stomach. The fish ain’t even dead all the way and they are already eating on it. Pff!  In some restaurants, eating “fresh” or partially alive fish (the mouth is still moving when it’s placed on the table) is a delicacy. Now they know better than that! Hmmph! 

I’ve seen way too many people on the show Monsters Inside of Me infested with worms because they ate some raw fish or sushi!!! If you ask me, the only two things that should be eaten raw are fruits and veggies. You will never catch me eating raw meat. 

When it comes to meat, you have got to apply heat. If that meat ain’t done, then I don’t want none. If it’s caught on a hook, it better be fully cooked. 

C’mon, now you know I had to end with a rhyme. It’s what I do. Bon Appétit! 

Until next time… 

A Positive Thought 

​I just wanted to post something enlightening and inspiring to all my readers and subscribers. You are one of the reasons why I continue to write and blog. You are an inspiration to me just as I hope to be an inspiration to you. 

I am posting this below just for you:

You are in ultimate control of your life and your happiness. Do not over complicate it with unnecessary stresses and bothers. Sometimes it is us, not life that makes life so complicated. Have the courage to take charge of your happiness and do not be afraid to let go or say no to all the things that make you unhappy. Remember, there is only one you. Treat yourself wisely. 

Until next time… 

Clumsy Writer 

​I have a very bad habit of not paying attention to how I grab and pick up things. I am forever knocking off finger nails or splitting my finger nails right down to the meat!!! It never fails! I cannot tell you how many times I have knocked off my two thumb nails. I am still amazed that they grew back. 

Not too long ago, I was looking for my handy dandy writing notebook when all of a sudden I felt a stinging pain in my right hand. You know what I messed around and did? I  grabbed the box I was looking in too fast and ended up splitting my nail right down to the meat. 

Can someone say OUCH! 

Who would be clumsy enough to do a thing like that?! *Sigh*….yours truly. That’s who. I have got to learn how to slow down and be more careful before I really end up hurting myself. 

Happy writing to all the writers out there and be careful!  

Until next time… 

What is Life? 

​I have two questions for you. What is Life to YOU and how would YOU define it? Everyone has their own definition, I posted mine below. If you live your life the way I defined below, you are indeed living your life to the fullest. Look for ways to make your life more meaningful and you will have a life that is worth living. Find out what makes you happy, do it and do it often.

Until next time… 

I Ain’t Able…

Just the other day, a few of my close friends and I were discussing how hard it is to find genuine and honest people. It blows me away how some individuals can live day to day being treacherous, conniving and for the lack of a better word, shady. I don’t get down like that and I ain’t able to sit and break bread with those types of folk. One trait of mine, and I really do believe that this is a trait I get from my parents and grandparents, is the ability to read people. I can spot a shady person a mile away despite their best efforts to hide their “true” selves.  I get a warm fuzzy feeling inside any time I come across a phony person who thinks they have me fooled. It is one of the best feelings in the world!

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I have never been the type of person to get wrapped up in foolishness or mess because I don’t allow a lot of people in my inner circle. I ain’t able to deal with such tomfoolery because frankly, life is way too short. I ain’t able to sit and chit chat with people who are big on tearing down other people. I ain’t able to be around those who try to “hide” what they really are. I ain’t able to be in close quarters with those who plot and scheme against other people. Do you wanna know why I ain’t able to deal with that type of negativity? It’s because I am all about that positivity. Now that I can deal with…

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 A repost from my Instagram

Until next time…