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A Foodie's Diary

Life without Food is just--a Fight.  Food is the answer to all Prayers.  If you're tired, irritable, feeling sad, unsure, have mixed feels, need inspiration, want to make amends....whatever the issue is. Just sit down and have a bite to eat--I guarantee you things will get better. A belly full is a great way to move forward. It changes the course of your day if and when you need it. For Travelista it's the closest thing to heaven after a long day in transit. The snacks on the airline are becoming less appealing and with the new model of seating that American Airli nes has (much like Spirit, if anyone has noticed) my posture doesn't lend itself to enjoy a meal there. But as soon as I touch down, I am looking for the best spot to SMASH!!!  Dining is an experience, as it should be. Whether you are standing on the side of the road at a booth, food truck, or at the window of a Bodega in the middle of an island each bite takes you on a culinary journey into history, culture and I

Black Girl Magic Moment w/ CM

 Hey Friends! Get into this episode. I love Chrisette but this is also a Great Example of her Artistry. Amazing. First time watching the Terrell Show too -- Enjoy! Kayla

Travel EGO = Travel Disaster.

There love being a Solo Travelista.  Overlook of Christenstead, St. Croix, USVI  There is nothing more freeing than moving at my own pace, rhythm, and timing. I also find that traveling solo doesn't really mean traveling ALONE.  I usually meet people, make friends along the way and discover some sense of community where I go.  That helps when you travel to have a Travel Concept....even when you have your Travel Idea. I talk more about that in my sequel: A Travel Dancer, Do You Boo! dowtown, Government House St. Croix I'm not one to put myself in categories. I wouldn't say that I'm an introvert or an extrovert. I don't follow trends or join fan clubs. At best, I try to respect, make space for, and admire qualities in people that I care about. I realized only recently that personality clashes were a thing....a HUGE THING.  heading back to St. Thomas, USVI  Traveling in Pairs, Groups, Troupes and Tribes are GREAT! In most is usually a VIBE. But when you don't have

it's still Chocolate City: Local Adventure to the Gallery

Although Travel--for me is a way of LIFE. Every day can be made an adventure if You Make it. Just know that there is something to learn and grow from through each of life's experiences...it's Amazing. It's us who has just got to show up and LIVE It. A walk around the neighborhood, a trip to the Mail Box, or nearby Corner Store or just stepping foot outside of your 4 WALLS to STRETCH can feel Humane. ((Quarantine Blues)) The Weather in DC is beginning to change. Flowers are in Bloom--Cherry Blossoms. The Air is Sweeter, Warmer. And with the successful return of Black Business in the Anacostia neighborhood area Saturday, March 20, 2021, I stepped outside my home to support the movement. Black Excellence is making its mark in our Community with exceptional Artists, Storytellers, and Historians who are dedicated to their craft like William Lee. Anacostia Arts Center: 1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020 www.anacostiaartscenter.com      I caught him in the Gallery peering

RECOVERY: History Still in the Making

Historic Fort Christian St. Thomas, USVI One of the reasons I travel is to learn....as you know (or if you don't) I am a History Buff. What I appreciate most about being across the borders is the opportunity to see life outside of the "polished, perfect, developed world that we know in the US".  Don't get me wrong, I know that this is FAR from the truth... it's easier to write a story for instance about criminal activity, produce a film, and sell it to the world about seeking justice, changing history, telling a story.  (Fruitvale, When They See Us, Green mile, etc.)  The World's eyes were wide open this year. 2021. The Year of Recovery....from it ALL.  Just be careful. They say that History repeats itself.  Wouldn't want this to end. Enslaved Black People. Shackled. Isolated. Barred.  Holding Cell. Jail. Receiving Site.

Health is a Must but who can we Trust?

  COVID-19 International Crisis There is a saying, “…it goes without saying.” But some really things should be said, repeated even if necessary. What is happening in our today world today is tragic, with seemingly no end we are suffering the consequences of poorly planned and loosely executed a Global Health Crisis response to this unrecognizable disease—the Coronavirus. The devastation, that was brought on by its spread supersedes job loss, stock market crashes and a jarring economic backpedal since the spring of 2019. Worldwide, the hit took a tool on our entire way of life in the US and for the whole humankind here on planet Earth.   Those who acted heroically in response to these events, as volunteers, missionaries, donors, helpers, teachers, galvanizers, medical aids and more are the heroes on the ground. But outside of the hospitals, low-income individuals a suffering severely, just to remain afloat. Because of the lack of support and resources that in particular Black, Brown, La