Tru Story Series Begins in January

Resolutions or no resolutions? How do you start a new habit, a new mindset…how do you start over? Gain valuable insight and perspective to answer these questions and more from exclusive interviews I have conducted as well as a few guest posts. Some of the posts are new, some are repeats of my favorites that have… Read More

Life is a Good Idea

Three years ago exactly, I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite poets: Ms. Nikki Giovanni. She came to one of our favorite local bookstores, Nicola’s, in promotion of her new book, Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid. While I was there, I felt like I was in an intimate conversation, although there were close… Read More

Thankful Thursdays: Keep Your Thank You’s Fresh

Photo courtesy of: Quadell How many times have you heard or read the words ‘thank you’ this week? Better yet, how many times a day do you say, write, or type ‘thank you’? Probably hundreds. It is one of the first phrases babies learn how to say and one that we never stop using. Originating in the… Read More

Ashe – A Real Writer By Guest Blogger Karen Simpson

  Tru Story Exclusive: Back by Popular Demand Please accept this invitation to tune in for an exclusive series about real-life leaders, both personal and professional, that will share their own testimonies of how they made their dreams into reality. In explicit detail, these Tru Story guests will document the every day contributions to their own journey. This is the… Read More

Thank You Veterans

Veterans’ Day, unlike Memorial Day, is for all (this world and the next) those who sacrificed their freedom at any point to secure ours. My Promise to myself, my country, and those that I love is to not forget. Ever. I want to give pause to expose my heart and shower attention towards my veteran… Read More

Why We Need Diverse Books

Last night I showed @oaklibrary‘s pic to my wife & she immediately started crying, just like I did when I saw it, pic.twitter.com/ra6OjF72tv — Mike Jung (@Mike_Jung) May 2, 2014 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The lack of diversity in books is not a new topic; the scarcity of diverse protagonists and themes is an ongoing source of contention… Read More

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What Peace Looks Like on a Thursday

The last time I opened this blog up was to post a blog entry on inequality for Blog Action Day. I wanted to write about how inequality always adds this extra layer of crud on top of other issues. I wrote several examples from the past year or so in my journal. First I wrote… Read More

Just four little words

Ever since my third grade librarian helped me to form my first publication, I considered myself a writer. At the wild and brazen age of 9, I didn’t understand how ridiculous it was to consider yourself a writer at such an early age. I mean, there are retirees that have been writing for years that… Read More