Since this letter was originally published on Father’s Day of 2015, my dad has passed away. I am republishing in honor of him, and as a reminder to always tell the people you love that you love them while they’re still around.
For some reason, dads tend to get a bad rep.
Mother’s Day will roll around and the praise and accolades are amazing, plentiful and consistent.
But on Father’s Day, you can hear about 10 crickets chirping, or worse yet, find your timelines awash with negative commentary about fathers who missed the mark.
Well, I’d like to help change that. Continue reading Father’s Day Letter: Pops, I Love You
When you actively pursue love, you are undoubtedly going to run into all types of people. You’ll run into folks who appear to be damn near perfect, only to show you just how ugly and unnecessary they can be over time. You’ll also meet emotionally unavailable individuals who seem to get off by making you feel a thousand emotions for them, and then they say, “Nah, son.” Of course, you’ll encounter the self-absorbed, afraid and selfish m*fers who can’t see that you’re worth the risk due to blindness caused by their own fear, not to mention those who are just plain manipulative. Continue reading In Love, Acceptance Is Not A Pass for BS
On April 21, 2016, the world changed forever. Prince reportedly died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl at 57.
Today he would’ve been 59. And while he’s no longer with us in physical form, his music is absolutely timeless. Here are five love lessons learned from The Purple One. Continue reading Remembering Prince: 5 Love Lessons Learned From ‘The Purple One’
When it comes to love—hell a lot of things—life sets you up to believe that the feeling is all you need. It paints this rosy “love conquers all” picture, and that you can truly navigate any and every obstacle no matter what. Continue reading Why Love Is Not Enough
While Janet Jackson may have frustrated a few loyal fans after cancelling her tour last year, the fact that she’s one of the most sensual and talented entertainers in the business is indisputable. Continue reading Ms. Jackson Taught Me: 5 Sex Lessons Learned from Janet Jackson’s Music