On the shelf: Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8

Recently, I began Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Japanese author Naoki Higashida. Naoki is a young man with autism. I haven't completed the book yet, but his writing is beautiful and reaches deep into the soul, breaking down small moments into miracles. Naoki is able to be understood and express the deep [...]


On the Shelf: The Beautiful Struggle by TaNahisi Coates

I recently read The Beautiful Struggle by award winning author TaNahisi Coates. If you are looking for something to inspire your reading list, I highly recommend this book. The Beautiful Struggle is Coates memoir of a life lived  out in Baltimore, Maryland as the son of one of the leaders of the Black Panther movement. [...]

Dress for Success Houston-A Haven for Women During Job Search

Dress for Success has been serving women in the Houston area for nearly 20 years and has served 36,800 women in the Greater Houston Area,  keeping Houston women looking and feeling sharp in their quest for employment. The center offers job preparation with style. Women who need support and training during the job search can [...]

On the Shelf- Carry This Book

The local branch of our library has an outstanding adult collection. Recently, I checked out New York Times Bestseller Carry This Book by Abbi Jacobson. Her quirky illustrations and observations brought to life celebrities. Jacobson's book is an exercise in creativity, observation and was a short and fun coffee table literary guessing game. My favorite [...]

The Educational Revolution-Students as Agents of Change

Our past leader was all about change. Our people are a people in love with the idea of change, above all millenials who are no longer satisfied with the status quo, but instead seek out opportunities to innovate, create, and impact the world around us. Let the change reign on. Let it rain down. Let [...]

La reina Jovita

Jovita, Jovita you wandered the streets, but in your heart you always knew you were a beauty queen. In a greater world, one would see what shines from within. Now, immortalized in your splendor, in the streets of Colombia, we will revere your resplendence in all its grandeur for eternity.


At a farmer's market in a small town there grows a green mind- preoccupied with the environment and conservation. The brain fills with fresh circulating oxygen, a privilege not granted to many. Strange and perfect design, available to those who will take a moment to stop and take a breath for peace.