Open Letter To My Ex Best Friend

I have lost my best friend. Lost her like a gold coin that I kept too close to the top of my pocket, playing with it, admiring it, so enchanted with it that I didn’t want it to get too far from me, that when I danced around, it must have fallen out into the thick…

Making The Perfect Introduction

How do people introduce you? How do you introduce yourself? This weekend, I met several people I’ve never spoken to before; sometimes, I had to introduce myself. Each time, I was very clear with announcing my name and why the person should be interested in listening to what I had to say. “Hi, I’m Karen….

Love Is All We Need

Sometimes, there are no words. Sometimes, love is the only word you need.

Back To The Future

   When I’m old and gray, An over-inflated ball stuffed inside my shirt and pockets under my chin, Can I count on you To ride the subway with me, Chatting in our native language  Scratching ourselves and spitting to others’ utter chagrin, Will you accompany me to appointments I could handle over the phone Offer…

7 People Who Didn’t Change My Life

I’m sure if I asked, you could tell me the names of some of the people who influenced your life – your mom for teaching you about selfless service, your dad for teaching you about working hard, your grandfather who told you war stories and inspired you to become a police officer, your high school…

Are You Breaking Up With Me?

I read the Black Girl’s Run blog and today, one of their posts was on whether we should break up with the friends we have who don’t support our fitness goals, or the friends who deliberately tempt us into sabotaging our diets, etc. You can read their post here but this is what I thought about…