#FAF = Follower Appreciation Friday — THANK YOU ALL! ^_^


I had intended on doing a new follower appreciation poem every Friday, but the last time I posted one was back in November of last year! :-/  I haven’t even done a group shout out since the middle of last month! So sorry for not showing you all the appreciation you deserve!

So… to somewhat make up for my slacking, I am doing this post today. Going forward I will at least post a weekly shout out to the newest additions to my WordPress family on this blog. All the additions since May are listed below. THANK YOU ALL! ^_^

Jade Gregory
Kushite Prince
Jarosław PlayWithLifE
Brian Marggraf
Beautiful Brownalogue
Timothy Pike, host of Dream, Play, Write!


#TBT = Throwback Thursday! — Can you read my mind?

Can you read my mind?

Sometimes I wonder: Can you read my mind?
Do you hear my thoughts whisper “Damn he fine”?
Can you see it in my eyes?
Is my attraction impossible to disguise?
I feel myself physically react to the sight of you
And I wonder if you can sense my intensity too


(originally posted on livejournal.com Jan. 11th, 2005 at 2:03 pm)

I have written HUNDREDS of poems over the years and I feel lucky if one in ten is a gem. Reading this one ten years later I don’t find it nearly as clever as I did back then! :-P 

#MLM = My Life Monday — The Emuna Endeavor

I had at some point last year had the intention of posting a personal blog every Monday. I haven’t really been keeping up with that very much. Right now I am trying to get myself together to sail around the world so most of my energy is going to be put into that.

If you would like to keep up with what is going on I would suggest checking out our WordPress site for the trip: http://emunaendeavor.org/

Soon I will be posting some blog posts about the road trip in May from Louisiana to Oregon (where the boat has been in storage) and of the things we have done so far and what we have planned for going forward. I will also be posting inspirational quotes and links to things I am researching about circumnavigating the globe via sailboat.

If you would like to be a part of the start of a movement to support the idea of global friendship and diversity, please follow the trip blog. It is only a personal quest for us if you don’t join in too! We would love to hear from you! :-)


Black History 365, (a slight break from the norm) – Maria Victor

Black History 365, (a slight break from the norm) – Maria Victor.

It’s possible that if no one decides to do a speed trip before I get back to Oregon around 2017… I could be the first African American woman to circumnavigate the globe! The mind, it boggles. O_o

Please feel free to see if there is anything that my Google searching missed. If I had realized this back in 2012 when I was first invited to go along, I think I would have done the last half of that year MUCH differently and we would be already underway by now! Ah well. Hindsight is truly 20/20.

#TBT = Throwback Thursday! — (untitled)


As I feel dawn’s sun rising below the east I catch my breath
Never once in all my walkings have I strode such a solid step
Mired such willingly without slightest desire of any help
Calmly milking times length as she creeps by with ancient stealth
As breast rise and fall, sanity call this lusty wolf whelp


(originally posted on livejournal.com Dec. 27th, 2004 at 6:41 am)

I don’t recall what form this poem is supposed to be. I tried to look it up but I didn’t find a form that was 5 lines with only one rhyme.

#TBT = Throwback Thursday! — kiss me

kiss me

I feel a salivating hunger for your kiss like a sweet delicacy
Thirsting after the softness of your lips
The taste of your tongue taunting my memory
And I sit in longing
For the chance to satisfy this appetite


(originally posted on livejournal.com Dec. 24th, 2004 at 10:54 am)

My favorite pictures of Astoria, Oregon (so far)…

My favorite pictures of Astoria, Oregon (so far)….

My focus has been here for the past month or so… I will get back on the weekly posts again soon though! In the meantime, please feel free to check out the blog site about the upcoming sailing trip around the world: http://emunaendeavor.org/