Fireworks, Corner Of 4th & Change Street

On this past holiday weekend, we realized that pre-COVID-19, July 4 normally rolls around every year pretty much the same. The day of the week varies, but expectations and planning play out in copy mode—American flags are posted and waving everywhere! There is more presence of red, white and blue than we typically see. Then,…

Speaking His Name…George Floyd!

*This post was started days ago in the beginning days of the George Floyd death in Minneapolis. I was so angry when my thoughts met my phone’s keyboard…No, basically livid! As each day passed, I revised this post several times. Why?…Because my initial thoughts were driven so much by anger and years of frustration with…

Happy 4th Anniversary!!

Happy 4th Anniversary to The Cherry Vine! What started in 2016 as an assignment to “do something with your writing”, has now woven its way to my first book, “Blossoms of the Cherry Soul.” It is a compilation of blog posts that have been published on TCV, as well as new content that l’ve been…

The #Reset

Ole coronavirus or let’s say its short name, COVID-19, has put all of us in a space that we haven’t experienced before. It’s not limited to race, gender, socioeconomics, royalty (even Prince Charles tested positive) or faith. It puts us on the same playing field, well, with maybe a few exceptions—Some sectors of society may…

New Valentine❤=New Prayer🙏🏽

~I prayed a prayer similar to the one below, when I embarked on the possibility of exploring a new relationship purposed for love. In an early bold move, I read it to him. Months later, we are still getting acquainted, learning more about each other every day. In that, the relationship continues to grow and…

This Life…

The tragic accident on Sunday, January 26, 2020, in which Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna (Gigi), and seven other people lost their lives, has been like a piercing knife grinding in the core of our souls.  The loss of life is forever a sore, a lasting ache, and so deeply painful, however, the stories surrounding…