November 10, 2012
Has America Become a Huge Duck Pond?
Dr. Wayne Dyer describes people as eagles and ducks. With a majority of Americans voting to give the undeserving Obama a second term, I felt like the odd man out voting against him. It occurred to me that I have a history of being odd man out, not in sync with the thinking of my family and friends. When I was in junior high school, my dad acknowledged my artistic talent and encouraged me to pursue a career in that field. Dad said, "You could be a great black artist someday." While I appreciated Dad's support, I thought, " Why can't I simply be a great artist? Why must my success be limited to the black world?" Admittedly, I probably misinterpreted the meaning of Dad's statement. The reason is because my family and friends appeared to view the world through a narrow black lens, limiting blacks to certain tastes and behaviors. I was criticized and looked at with suspicion for enjoying music beyond R&B, black gospel, and jazz. I have always dealt...(Read Full Post)