I am a child of the Sixties; 50% Hippie and 50% Militant with a Bohemian flair. My career as a Healthcare Claims Configuration Consultant allowed me to travel all over the U.S.....saw many places and things that inspire my writing.
JUST LIKE JASPER
JUST LIKE JASPER I was running low on gas and pulled up to the gas pump and turned the engine off in my ’66 Ice Blue Fastback Mustang. I noticed a brand new Gold-Colored Camero at the other gas pump as I was about to exit my car….then a Handsome Brother came out of the store and walked to the Camero. He gave me the nod when he noticed me. My brother’s girlfriend Maxine burst through the door and headed for the Camero but then spotted me.
JIMI JEFFREY SLIGHT RETURN
JIMI JEFFREY SLIGHT RETURN The Summer of 2021 is approaching and we are facing a drastically changed Society and World. Although The Rona Virus has been contained to a degree it has not been completely eradicated so Social Life is still in Limbo. Economically the World has been impacted and especially the Music Industry as music festivals and live concerts in venues are a thing of the past.
Just Like Jasper
JUST LIKE JASPER Circa June 1969 Chevron Gas Station in Corcoran California I was running low on gas and pulled up to the gas pump and turned the engine off in my ’66 Ice Blue Fastback Mustang. I noticed a brand new Gold-Colored Camero at the other gas pump as I was about to exit my car… then a Handsome Brother came out of the store and walked to the Camero. He gave me the nod when he noticed me. My brother’s girlfriend Maxine burst through the door headed for the Camero but then spotted me.
Colonel Allensworth's Dream of a Black Utopia
My father’s parents settled in Allensworth, California as near as I can confirm around the 1940s. Granny Annie as we called her had a little white house with an outhouse in the back. The summer of 1960 we began our Tradition of visiting her every other Sunday. I dreaded these visits, because Granny did not have a TV, and there was nothing to do out there except count the tumbleweeds. I resigned myself to this Journey as long as we got home in time to see The Wonderful World of Disney, which came on TV at 7 PM.
The Black Cowgurls
Rarely can one conjure up a realistic image of a Black Cowgurl unless it’s from a movie such as Gang of Roses  starring; Monica Calhoun, Lil’ Kim and Stacy Dash. There’s also They Die by Dawn  with Erika Badu based on real life characters in Langston Oklahoma an All Black Town.
Uncle Herman and the ET'S
Circa 1957: Angola Migrant Farm Camp Central California Everyone has that one uncle who is a little different. For me it was Uncle Herman, two years older than my sweet mama. Nothing was ever said to us about him, but it was something that you inherently knew at an early age.
What Would Jimi Do?
This is dedicated to all the families who have lost loved ones due to injustice... no matter what Race, Creed, or Color. It really is time for the World to Change!
It's All in the Details
Whenever I hear someone say, “I’ll send you details later.” Those simple words evoke one of my many painful bittersweet childhood coming of age moments. We all have them.