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I met her en route to Miami, in the restroom of the airport. We exchanged knowing looks as we washed our hands ceremoniously. With the timing of Olympic synchronized divers, we completed our tasks and both reached for the towel dispenser. That’s when she noticed my shoes. “Nice shoes,” she complimented, regarding it with the admiration only a shoe lover would. I said thank you and stole a glance at her feet hoping to return the compliment. I was certain she’d be donning a shoe equally as appealing as mine, plus, her response to the sighting of my shoe told…

Yes, Café Hope is back. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? It feels good to be back after my protracted absence. Ok, so this is what happened…. I’d been looking to move to a more energetic and vibrant city primarily to change my fortune and rub shoulders with the powers that be. So in my ultimate quest for advancement on all frontiers, I put my faith on the line, applied to several attractive job opportunities and crossed my fingers in patience (well, I had to resort to patience when anxiety failed to yield results). After what seemed like forever, I…

fear-of-death

  Many, many, many moons ago I spotted a black crow as I got on the ramp to merge on the freeway. This harrowing sighting was amplified because there was something sinister about this bird–the way it cast a rather despondent look my way, as though it had been wronged and was looking to avenge a grave misdeed. A black crow, as I believed then, was bad omen and the only piece of information that would dismiss the thought that something terrible was about to happen was a conclusive study that other motorists too had been subjected to the piercing…

Ferguson

I’m sure you’ve heard the grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18yr old. Ferguson has erupted in protest and the city is pretty much in anarchy over this decision.  Needless to say, the family of Michael Brown must be feeling a vortex of emotions they couldn’t possibly describe. It’s never easy to lose a loved one. It’s also not easy for a city plagued with racial tension to face yet another bold-faced murder of an African-American youth. However, I do believe that the youth ought to take a fair…