Liberation Lyrics by India Arie

This post is of four songs by India Arie that I find inspiring and liberating. I share a few lines before each video about what specifically each song means to me and for me.

Enjoy! 😀

Just Do You

This song has become my personal anthem. I started listening to it at least three times every morning to start my day. It truly motivates me. 😀

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It’s annoying when you’ve decided to forget a debt that someone has owed you for an extended period of time, and…

then that person contacts you out of the blue and says, “I haven’t forgotten you. Send me a PayPal money request, and I’ll take care of it right away.”

Then two or three days pass, and everyday the person has some reason (s)he didn’t get around to paying you in the two or three days before.

At this point, what do you do?

Do you again just let the debt go and forget about it, or do you now start reminding him/her of the debt because (s)he brought it back up in the first place?

Thanks for the birthday shout out, Google…

I’ve been working all day, and I’ve had to go to several times.

You know how they’re always changing their logo when there’s a special occasion, right?

So I go there today, and the logo letters are in the shape of cakes and cupcakes with candles, and I was thinking, “Hm, I wonder whose birthday Google is celebrating today,” but I didn’t hover over the logo to see the caption until about 15 minutes ago. Continue reading Thanks for the birthday shout out, Google…

My mother’s pro-choice…

45 years and about nine months ago, my mother was a college student and a single parent to my older sister.

That’s not to say my daddy wasn’t around, because he was, as he was a student at the same college where my mother was a student.

And, of course, he was there when my mother got pregnant with me. 😀

I can only imagine what my mother must have been thinking, Continue reading My mother’s pro-choice…

I got a new cellphone…

…a couple of months back, and I was going to do the “buy back” program through Sprint on my old phone. Then I decided to keep it, because it’s still a good phone and I’ll have it if something happens to my current phone.

I know people who have traded in their old phones for new phones and then about two months into their new two-year contract something happened to their new phone; they dropped them and crack the screen or something that can’t be overlooked, like a little nick or scratch.

They go back to the cellphone store, and they’re told that they can’t get a new phone because they don’t have the protection plan or the protection plan they have is the cheapest one that doesn’t cover the damage they did to the phone.

So their choices are to:

  • keep their busted phone and wait for their upgrade in over a year and a half
  • go ahead and buy a new phone at full cost or try to catch one on sale online
  • leave with a loner phone from the cellphone store, which is usually some outdated flip-phone with few features

Even though I do pay monthly for the top-tier protection plan for my phone, it still makes sense to me to keep my old phone, because I can still use a lot of its features while I’m on a WiFi connection.

Also, even with that top-tier protection plan, you can only make so many claims in any given period.

So if I do have to file a claim to get my phone replaced and then something else goes awry, my only options won’t be one of those three choices above. 😀

Once upon a time: a lesson in authentic charity…

Once upon a time, there lived a man named Marvin whose home was a cardboard box deep in the city park that existed in the middle of a very busy part of the downtown business district.

Many homeless people lived deep in the park, because they knew that all the busy people going to and from work were good prospects for a few dollars here and there.

Marvin even had regular contributors who Continue reading Once upon a time: a lesson in authentic charity…

My latest Twitter rant to authors…

The link I keep referring to in these tweets is to an article I wrote, Do you know where your book is?, and posted on the Independent Author Index.

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I just wanted to let you all know I’m not ignoring…

your @mentions.

I injured my QL (quadatrus lumborum) muscle, and it’s very difficult to sit at the computer for any length of time, plus the medicine my doctor prescribed makes me extremely drowsy.

For the time being I’m mostly on autotweets, but I’ll be live on Twitter as soon as I heal up, and I’ll reply to as many @mentions as possible. 😀