Reunion | Authspot


I just got back from visiting my boyfriend’s oldest son graduate from Basic Training. This was the longest amount of time father and son have ever been separated from one another ~ ten weeks! Their only way of communication was via letters and the rare staticy phone call. I was so blessed to be a witness of this bittersweet reunion that I had to write up something to commemorate the moment. Hope you enjoy.

Read the poem Reunion | Authspot.

Fort Jackson Basic Training Family Day

Richard Wright’s “Man of All Work”


In light of the infamous novel & movie titled The Help, I thought it relevant to revisit a classical work by an influential writer in his own time concerning the issues of black women in the earlier years of America.


Richard Wright’s “Man of All Work”.

Poetry: By God’s Grace


But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.(1 Corinthians 15:10 KJV)

How shall we then act towards others knowing the blessing of grace God has extended towards us? Click here Imageto read my poetic response.

Author Page on Facebook


For those of you who are keeping up with my publications, here’s the link to my author webpage on Facebook. Take a look:

Thank you for following me on my adventure to debut publication. I am in the process of brainstorming a sequel. I’ll keep you in the loop.

myLot User Profile

Character Analysis: Catherine in Northanger Abby by Jane Austen


One of my favorite novels by Jane Austen is Northanger Abby. And in that novel, Catherine is the epitome of the heroine looking for rationale in social conventions and challenging such conventions by following her heart.

Check out the character analysis here where I explain that innocence on social norms is not always a bad trait to have; actually it’s usually what changes the world around you.

Health Benefits of Watermelon


This is a poem I whipped up just to mess around with the SEO term of the day.

Here’s a taste:


No, the only summer food

for me

is slice after slice

of healthy,



yummy watermelon.


Read more here: Health Benefits of Watermelon.

Nathaniel Hawthorne & the Slavery Issue


Nathaniel Hawthorne is well-known for his Puritan novels (such as The Scarlet Letter) and short stories.

However, the slavery debate was alive and well in his lifetime too.

He took issue with both sides of the debate in his short story The Maypole of Merry Mount.

Read more of my analysis here.