A List of Reminders for Judgemental People: Part I


Why Be Judgemental? As I proofread this post I realized that I am, in fact, passing judgement on judgemental people. Hypocrisy highlighted and duly noted, I'd like to share a few thoughts based on a conversation I had with a friend the other day. We basically agreed that judgment is uncomfortable, and it has a … Continue reading A List of Reminders for Judgemental People: Part I

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Ruby Jean: Gone But Not Forgotten


I received a surprising yet troubling message Monday night that Ruby Jean Wiggins, my first grade teacher passed away. Deaths always take me to my own mother's demise and the rush of emotions I still remember vividly. This event simply signified another torn page, dog-eared in my book of childhood memories. I remember her as Ruby … Continue reading Ruby Jean: Gone But Not Forgotten

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What’s Wrong With Women? Mailbag Vol. 1


Welcome to this week's Mailbag! One reader wants to know, Whats wrong with women today? Lots of times, people don't feel comfortable posing questions publicly, neither in the blog comments nor on Facebook. They will however hit me in the inbox from time to time. The Problem With Women and the Point of Getting Married The following … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Women? Mailbag Vol. 1

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Nightmares After Divorce


Divorce Can Be a Real Nightmare I never truly realized how much healing I still have to do from my eleven years of matrimony. Unsettling nightmares after divorce, are tell-tale signs that there's still much work to do. Usually, it becomes apparent to me when I interact with friends dealing with the same issues. Other times, something … Continue reading Nightmares After Divorce

God Puts Certain People in Your Life For a Reason


I made a Facebook post Saturday, stating that I was weary from the recent changes in my life. Instead of withdrawing from all social interaction, I added that I had decided to surround myself with positive people: my family and friends. Friends Till the End I've learned that the enemy wants me to stay inside … Continue reading God Puts Certain People in Your Life For a Reason

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Mindfulness: Meditating Changed My Life


What is Mindfulness? Meditating was one of many topics tossed around with a lifelong friend a few months back. We went on and on about mindfulness and soon, she put me on to the ever-growing art of mindfulness. At first, it all sounded like a bunch of mumbo jumbo. As the conversation progressed, I struggled … Continue reading Mindfulness: Meditating Changed My Life

If You Build It, They Will Come


Welcome to Our New Home! Well readers, it's time for Social Juggernaut to move to a self-hosted site! In the essence of growth and development, I've decided that it's time to become a serious blogger. I have already migrated your subscriptions (email subscribers) to The Social Juggernaut. Social media followers will continue to see new … Continue reading If You Build It, They Will Come

Fatherless Daughters: What Men Look for in Women


Fatherless daughters fight an uphill battle for position among women who have loving histories with their fathers. Those fortunate women are seemingly more able to submit in relationships. They know exactly what types of relationships are healthy and what types are not. In fact, they are less likely to settle into relationships that do not mirror the love and caring shown to them by their own fathers during early childhood.

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Life is a long time to serve in jail…

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Did I just hear what I think I heard? That couldn’t be!  As I sat there with my eyes glued on the clerk I tried to maintain my composure.   I simply could not bring myself to look at the twelve jurors that made this awful decision (at least as far as I was concerned).  Prior to the verdict being read, the Judge warned that no outbursts would be tolerated!  While it was generally directed toward family and friends, I felt myself falling apart at this moment.

Allowing my brain to kick in because I still had work to do, I pulled together long enough to ensure the jury was polled and I entered notice of appeal.  Honestly, I don’t know how I got through it because I felt as though I was floating in the clouds, and, it wasn’t getting any easier.

The Judge turned to my client, after…

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Get Out of Your Own Way: Closing the Diversity Gap in EdTech


I just sat down at the Blogger's cafe´at ISTE 2016 amongst some common Twitter acquaintances known as the #Educolor movement. Their mission is to close the diversity gap in Educational Technology by raising awareness across the country. — Joan McCullough (@Jovan367) June 28, 2016 It's funny. I've been thinking about the diversity gap since I've been in Denver … Continue reading Get Out of Your Own Way: Closing the Diversity Gap in EdTech