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It is wonderful to find a piece of technology that makes your life better like my Samsung Galaxy S4 from Walmart Family Mobile and the Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans. This phone and plan make me #Thankful4Savings and thankful that I was introduced to Walmart Family Mobile  by #CollectiveBias. I have been using phones from Walmart Family mobile for more than a year. It started when we picked out a phone for my former Teenie Bopper (now she is the Spelie) as a reward for getting so many college acceptances. Later I got added a line for my husband, the accountant who is always concerned about saving money on everything we do. Recently we added another line so that my children would be able to talk, text and video chat with their big sister who is away at college.

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ferguson and hope


It is terrific to have hope because sometimes, hope is all you have. When the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for any crime connected with the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO was announced, I was sitting with my eleven year old son in the living room. Before the decision was announced, my son said that officer would not get indicted because police do not get indicted for shooting unarmed black men, period. Like most people, we have followed what has been going on in Ferguson since Michael Brown was killed in August of 2014. When the verdict was announced, I immediately thought of an essay by Marcus McGhee called “An Essay on Niggers and Squirrels.” He says his grandfather told him that he saw white men go to jail for hunting squirrels out of season, but he never saw a white man go to jail for killing a black man. More »


conceive believe and achieve


It is magnificent to take action now with a good appreciation for your ability. Almost every person on earth has plans, dreams and things they want to accomplish. However, something stops most people from doing what needs to be done. One of the reasons people do not take action now and do what they need to do is that they doubt their ability. Lack of confidence in one’s ability has caused more dreams to be deferred than almost anything else. The silver lining in all this is that if you fail to take action now because you doubt your ability you can turn things around and start to move forward and accomplish your goals. Jesse Jackson once said, “If your mind can conceive it and your heart can believe it, you can achieve it.” This statement is key to the idea that you should take action now and have a good appreciation for your abilities. More »

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or free.


It is fantastic to find way to enjoy family time like using the LG OLED TV available at Best Buy. Everyone has heard the expression,  the family that prays together stays together. Did you know the family that watches movies together laughs together? At least that is how it works at my house. There is something truly great about  getting the whole family together with great snacks, cold drinks and some good movies. Some of the best times we have had as a family involve snacks, movies and telling stories. Those great times are easier and more enjoyable with a great television like the LG OLED television.


The stunning design of LG OLED TV ( LG 55EC300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV ) is only .21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here:  Keep in mind, with the LG OLED TV you get infinite contrast ratio and stunning color range and accuracy. It also has 4 Color Pixel technology that enhances color range and accuracy. The super thin design makes it easier to place in your home. The everyday price for this marvel of technology ia $3,499.99.   More »

This post was inspired by the novel J written by Howard Jacobson about a world where collective memory has vanished and the past is a dangerous country not to be talked about or visited. Join From Left to Write on November 20th as we discuss J. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.

It is wonderful to know that life is important and to take steps to remember it. Some memories are collective, they are share by groups of people, perhaps even races of people. Other memories are private, solitary things. Both kinds of memories are important. Memories are important because they give us roots and when we save them we give our life limbs and branches and the tree of our life grows. More »

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