Month: October 2019

“A Flawed System” by Butch Ford

“A Flawed System” by Butch Ford Today’s topic may be a little touchy for some.  But it’s been MY reality for the better part of two decades and it’s a story I’d like to share.  It’s the story of the flawed Child Support System.  It’s known by a plethora of names nationwide, but here in

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What in the World are We Walking for? by Chellyz View

What in the World are We Walking for?  by Chellyz View It’s amazing how we are tracking our steps around the world. This phenomenon is contained on our wrists and the apparatus is worn faithfully by many. Personally, I’m too frugal to purchase one. Therefore, I downloaded an app on my phone that records the

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What Could Have Been? by Butch Ford

What Could Have Been? by Butch Ford Last night Saturday October 20, 2019…The Houston Astros earned their second World Series berth in three years by defeating “The Evil Empire” better known as The New York Yankees 6-4 in the ALCS (American League Championship Series) on a game winning, walk-off home run by second baseman Jose

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Reflections of the Dining Room Table at My Grandparent’s House by Chellyz View

Reflections of the Dining Room Table at My Grandparent’s House by Chellyz View I was scrolling through the gallery in my cellphone and the picture featured above held my attention.  A table.  Not just an ordinary table, but a decorated table that reminded me of one of my maternal grandmother’s tablecloths.  Some childhood memories are

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“Today’s Amerikkka” by Butch Ford

“Today’s Amerikkka” by Butch Ford Today, I experienced something very disturbing and disheartening.  My own personal bout with racism.  We’ve all read about it, have seen it in the headlines, and watched live posts on social media.  But the feeling is totally different when you go through it personally. Initially I was startled…followed by feelings

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MOTOWN: Yo Town & My Town by Butch Ford

MOTOWN: Yo Town & My Town by Butch Ford What is Motown?  Now that’s a loaded question.  And we’d probably hear several dozen responses of varied degree, I suppose.  Some may agree that it’s a majestic little white house at 2648 W. Grand Blvd. on the west side of Detroit.  While others may take the

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