Who Am I,Really?

‘WE MUST ACCEPT FINITE DISAPPOINTMENT,BUT WE MUST NEVER LOSE INFINITE HOPE.” Rev. Martin Luther King ,Jr. When I think of MartinLuther King,Jr, I think of his overall message of hope. His words, his faith,his message have lived on through the decades since his untimely death. We all know who Martin Luther King is and what he stood for. Now,at the risk of comparing myself to a legend, I know I need to take my lessons from him . I have to ask myself:  Who Am I , Really? I need to answer this question first before I can promote myself  as an author. It’s called finding your author brand, building your platform and marketing yourself. These have all become necessities in today’s publishing environment. I take my lead from the experts,...

The Power of Hope

” There is no better or more blessed bondage than to be a prisoner of hope.” Roy Z. Kemp Our late summer garden has given way to weeds as tall as small trees and as full as rambling bushes as we search for any remaining signs of new life. At first glance, one would think it  would be time to plow it all under. Change is in the air as oppressive dog days of summer bow to the cool breezes of an impending autumn. But having spent the whole day in the garden, I am surprised at the bounty before me:         Remember, the compost pile from June ?  The small mound of earth and waste has grown and from it a glorious array of sunflowers bloom to remind me that sometimes the most beautiful things can arise from the  ruins and remnants of our lives:   It all...