100 Reasons to Pay Your Babysitter, In Full, On Time!
I’m not new to the grandma rodeo. My oldest grandson is five now. We have spent many hours together playing with action figures, hiding from his parents (who were not actually seeking us), and giggling our way through Cartoon Network marathons. I started keeping him overnight, as needed, when he was a few months old. […]
Life Is A Job. Work It!
I have three amazing mentees. Late 20’s, assertive but kind, intelligent and amazing professionals. One is the leader of a nonprofit organization. The second is an extraordinay singer and entertainment writer who interviewed me when I first moved to Austin. The last is a social worker who spends countless hours recruiting minorities to mentor at-risk […]
My mOe-Ment With Jennifer Hudson
I became a Jennifer Hudson fan the moment I heard her audition for Season 3 of American Idol. It didn’t matter to me that she later lost to Fantasia. I knew she was a star in the making. So you can imagine my response, 9 years later, to an invitation to cover a red carpet […]
From Harlem to Manhattan
I arrived in New York yesterday for the annual Blogging While Brown conference. I spent the day enjoying the sights and sounds of my favorite American city. The conference hotel is the Aloft Harlem. I was a bit alarmed that my taxi driver had never heard of it since the Aloft is a major, global […]
What Does Cancer Feel Like?
Dr. mOe Goes Camping – New Podcast!
Where’s the Ketchup?
Can anyone tell me the origin of the current condiment crisis? What in heck happened to the salt and pepper supply? Do we need to drill in the Arctic for ketchup? It’s pandemic. (I never get to use that word. I don’t even know what it means.) Real Conversation from a local drive through: A […]
Dallas and That Short Dude from High School
I’m on a quest to have a new adventure every week. The experience doesn’t have to be expensive or exotic, just a slight detour from my usual routine. Last week, I visited McKinney Falls State Park, one of several state parks a short drive from my home. I highly recommend making a list of places […]
A Tale of Two Gabbys
As we conclude 17 days of Olympic games in London, England, I am reminded, yet again, how one moment in time can change your life for every moment thereafter. Who in all the world doesn’t know the exciting story of Gabrielle Christina Victoria “Gabby” Douglas, the 16-year old gymnast who made history as the first […]
Natural Hair Is Not For You If…
In April, I will celebrate one year since my last perm. The road is not well paved and it needs more signage but I am happy with this direction. I am often asked if it’s been difficult going natural after 30 years of perms. Let’s just say. My hair is healthier and thicker than it […]