Why I don’t vote in village elections

It just occurred to me that in the 10 years that I have been living in Howard County I have never voted in my village elections. And in the 10 years that I have lived in Dorsey’s Search I have never paid attention to the elections. And for the 10th year in a row, I’m … Continue reading

Do you know Totally HoCo?

Do you know Totally HoCo?

For those of you who haven’t noticed it yet, there’s a great new site that you might want to bookmark if you live, work, and/or play in Howard County. It’s called Totally HoCo and believe me when I say it will bless your life.  It’s a community calendar but like on a 5.0 level. It’s … Continue reading

The 2015 Women’s Legislative Briefing is coming!!!!

The 2015 Women’s Legislative Briefing is coming!!!!

Yeah baby YEAH!!! Picture it. A college campus in Montgomery County, Maryland on a crisp, Sunday afternoon in January. Information, exhibits, keynote address, riveting workshops, political big wigs from the state and county levels (except Howard County. Sorry!), and smiles, smiles, smiles. The 2015 Women’s Legislative Briefing is coming in a little over a month … Continue reading

The County Government Resets

  Guess where I was last night. Yup!! I got the golden ticket to go to the installation ceremony of the county council and the county executive. It was a lovely, lovely, LOVELY ceremony. Jazz band, poinsettias, programs printed on good paper, two beautiful prayers delivered and a lady coughing heavily right next to me … Continue reading

Spotted: Council Member Behaving “Goodly”

So Saturday morning my son and I was boppin’ along to my neighborhood Giant in Dorsey Search over here in Weinstein Country. I was in my own world on the MYOB tip when this super friendly teenager smiles and explains that they’re having a food drive. She handed me a flier with a “grocery list” … Continue reading

Last day to VOTE!!!

Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to vote for me in the Baltimore Sun’s Mobbies Awards. This little blog of mine has grown in readership and subscribers and I am very proud. I am deeply humbled by the nomination. So if you have been putting it off for a while, wait no … Continue reading

The elections are not over yet. Vote for me!!!

The elections are not over yet. Vote for me!!!

Did the election turn out the way YOU wanted? If so, congratulations! If not, I feel your pain. Either way I have one more election you can participate in that may get you the results you want. It’s time for the Baltimore Sun’s annual Mobbies Awards for Best Blogs and Social Media accounts. Once again, … Continue reading

I made the Washington Post with my Post

I made the Washington Post with my Post

Well, well, well. As it turns out, my big mouth is good for something after all. My little post about Race, Police and Howard County caught the eye of an editor over at The Washington Post. She contacted me and asked if I would like to write about that topic for the Local Opinions page. … Continue reading

Rest In Paradise Wylene Burch

Rest In Paradise Wylene Burch

Some of you may not know this but Howard County just suffered a big loss. A woman by the name of Wylene Burch just succumb to her illness on Wednesday evening. She was a class act. She was my sorority sister. But more significantly she was a respected African-American historian. Wylene was one of the … Continue reading

Race, Police, and Howard County

I know I’m late with this post but last week was all about my paid writing gigs and the first week of school. Sheer exhaustion! WHEW!!!! I’m still tired. Last Sunday there was an informative community discussion at Bridgeway Community Church’s Nexus Center about a very touchy subject: race and police relations. In light of … Continue reading

Allan Kittleman…SLAMMED

For those of you wondering who Allan Kittleman is allow me to tell you in brief: he’s the Republican candidate for Howard County Executive. He is running against Democrat Courtney Watson for this seat. I’m not going to offer my opinion on this website. I’m just gonna leave this on the table and walk away. … Continue reading

Three HoCo Politico Women to Watch

Three HoCo Politico Women to Watch

I know how badly you want to read and hear more about the election tomorrow so here’s my opinion for what it’s worth. I am big supporter of women in politics. From the challenging of women’s reproductive rights, to idiots in Congress recklessly “defining” rape to the fight against raising the minimum wage and granting … Continue reading

Art Classes for Kids with Special Needs

Hey guys!! Remember when I blogged about how I would love to see the Columbia Association offer something for Special Needs kids? If not click here. Well they heard me. And they answered my call. There will be a NEW art class for children with Special Needs. This sounds fantastic. I am ever so grateful … Continue reading

For Once…Sensible Dieting Advice

Juicing. Meal replacement shakes. Low carb meals. No carb meals. Paleo diet. Jenny Craig. Nutri System.  Eat Special K for two meals a day. Eat Subway sandwiches only. Master cleansing. Starvation. OH MY GOODNESS!!! STOP IT!!! I detest diet fads. I refuse to cut out an entire food group or drink my meals or deny … Continue reading

Synergy Chronicles: ROCK HARD

Synergy Chronicles: ROCK HARD

See the title alone should have been my warning. Rock Hard. A high intensity strength training class taught by Ron, co-owner of Synergy and the only male instructor on staff. I knew I had to try this class as strength training is my Achilles heel. I can still hear Ron’s voice bellowing like a PE … Continue reading

Synergy Chronicles: Update

Hey there!! So I’ve been going to Synergy Women’s Fitness in Columbia for a little over three weeks now and I think I’m liking this gym. How do I know? For one, I’ve lost two pounds. Wooo hoooo!! And for two (if I can say ‘for two’) I can’t get there this week and I’m … Continue reading

Urban Bushwoman- the reluctant tree hugger

Urban Bushwoman- the reluctant tree hugger

Well, well, well. Another fine mess I’ve gotten myself into. So this is another instance of me acting without thinking it through. I got this email from Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) saying that they were giving away free trees to customers to plant. Well I’m environmentally friendly…sorta kinda… so I went through the proper … Continue reading

The Best News I’ve Heard All Week

The Best News I’ve Heard All Week

Soooo let’s see. We’ve had the Donald ‘Big Balls’ Sterling White Sheet Parade. The RepubliCANTs rejecting the minimum wage bill (not surprising but still disappointing). More than 250 precious Nigerian girls abducted from their school and sold as child brides to a bunch of sick bastards. A comedian who thinks that women who accuse men … Continue reading

Them bones!!! Osteoporosis Awareness Month

  Good bye April! Hello May! I look forward to more sunny days, more blooming flowers, and of course Memorial Day weekend. But May is also Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month so as a health advocate I must share something important to keep your eye on this condition. For those of you who don’t have … Continue reading

Who needs men? I do

A friend of mine posted this picture on Facebook and got a flurry of comments rolling. Her comment went a little like this: I’m self motivated, a self starter and not too girly that I cant get dirty if I have too. To men, this translates to you don’t need me, you don’t make me … Continue reading

Synergy Chronicles: My First Spin Class

Well I decided to try a class yesterday. I haven’t been on the gym scene in more than a decade so classes have most definitely changed. I’m not afraid of a challenge because that’s usually where the results come from; doing something new with your muscles. Off to Synergy I go!! So I decided to … Continue reading

What Obama Isn’t “Doing” For Black People

Sooooo I gotta little pissed when I read a particular Facebook post yesterday regarding my President not doing enough for Black people (Note to self: avoid all political conversations when Aunt Flow comes to town.  My emotions cannot be contained.) Six years in office and a slew of legislations that help lower and middle income … Continue reading