Those who blog for fun and those who blog in order to earn a living out of it seem to be on two ends of a spectrum. On the one side: logic, strategy and profits. On the other: empathy, passion and heart. Never the twain shall meet, right? There’s one point where they do come together, though. Whatever moves you […]

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By Lynette Benton Many writers, perhaps most, believe that publication of their books would represent a badge of accomplishment and acceptance, an event that would bring them fame, catapult their lives into new and desirable directions, or at least validate the talent, time, and energy they invested in their manuscripts. Rejections of their work by […]

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Perfectionism is a Misnomer

“At its root, perfectionism isn’t really about a deep love of being meticulous. It’s about FEAR. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of failure. Fear of success.”

—Michael Law

No Mistakes!

And there’s nothing wrong with striving for perfection in our lives. In fact, it’s quite  admirable. However, it’s also important to distinguish between what’s attainable and what is not. More importantly, though, we should refrain from burdening  ourselves with unrealistic expectations—which oftentimes results in failure.

Let’s take a look at striving for perfection through a more holistic approach:           

 

Perfectionism Chart

I truly believe there’s a special place for perfect people. Having said that, I also believe it’s not on this earth. 

Primarily because . . .

Nobody is Perfect

 

 

The Vineyard We Knew

The Vineyard We Knew - Resized Book Cover ImageWe so frequently think of the Black community as suffering from lack of everything: money, self esteem, dreams for the future, that it is good to be reminded that some folk had a different possibility. Martha’s Vineyard offered the community another view of the world. These are serious folk with serious ideas for the future. They are not just sitting on the dock of the bay, as it were. Kevin Parham joins the group of young middle class writers who are flying on the wings of their future while holding tightly to their roots. The Vineyard We Knew is a totally wonderful look at a community that has been much too silent about its contribution and possibilities.

Nikki Giovanni

Poet, Author and Educator

 

Mystery Novel by Kevin Parham

Greed, manipulation, and retribution set the stage for murder – and for FBI Special Agent Max Landcomb to solve the crimes and stop the violence . . . before it’s too late. 

The application of science and technology within the story gives rise to a murder mystery that accentuates the flaws and idiosyncrasies inherent in human nature.