My life has been my education—a university graduate as well— and has shaped how I see the world. What I write is inspired by the Creator. It is a natural process, not forced or coerced. It is written as it flows into my mind, and my life experiences and observations of the wonders of nature are the foundation for my insight. I am on a mission that was given to me and my life has prepared me to be the messenger. What I write is about what I believe and cannot be refuted, disproven or denied because it is truth. And there is no one who will not see some part of himself or herself or someone they know.
It has all been a road well traveled. There have been freeways, side streets and dead ends. I have been cautioned, sped up and slowed down. I have changed lanes, merged with traffic and yielded to the right of way. I have been first at four way stops and the last to leave. I have driven through heavy rain, sunny days, and dark nights. It is after the darkest of them all, that I came to an intersection. I could pray on or move on. I now move with the traffic. I speed up when I can slow down when I should and pass when I must. Though, I am not in a hurry, life for me is not a race. We get to the end of the road soon enough. I made a decision to stay on the road of life. To take the off ramp is a thing I did not want to do.
On my way, I have gained a wide range of experience that has given me a prospective on life that I believe to be unique for someone who is still around to tell about it. I have been a community activist, housing advocate and an anti-Klan protest leader. I have presented talks to business owners, university students and the not so well off. I have been in charge of political campaigns and conducted complete counts for the Census Bureau. I have lived on the hill, down the street and served meals to the homeless at the Poor Peoples Campaign in Washington, D.C. I have had money, had none and started all over again.
It is my mission to use my life experience to benefit others, as I know there is more to the mind than what you may have been told. What I have to say is not academic; I simply look at life in a way you may never have, and you will get answers to questions that you did not know you ever had. It is how I see the world and life as it was given. From the beginning to the end, it is all about life, “the good, the bad, the ugly.” I have seen my share.
I write, I speak, and I share. One achievement I am especially proud of is to be the President and founding member of the Otis Redding Group. The members organized the fund-raising campaign to construct the Otis Redding Memorial that is now located on the roof garden of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
I have organized and directed workshops and seminars on Diversity in the Workplace. I have been a talk show host, and keynote speaker for numerous groups and organizations. And have held a number of professional positions including Equal Opportunities Commission Director, Job Center Business Development Program Instructor, Personnel Officer and Student Placement Counselor.
I have had a number of past professional affiliations including Chicago Association of Black Journalists, International Personnel Management Association, Conference of Minority Public Administrators, International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies, and have been a Better Business Bureau Arbitrator.
I have been an ongoing Senior Guest Auditor at the University of Wisconsin with a concentration in Psychology.