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carpebootium

I am a modern-day pirate. I travel the world and trade in today's currency, information. I sail through opportunity, comedy, history and strategy to turn turbulent into tournament, chaotic into cathartic, and embarrassing into emboldening. There are none who should fear me save two: Those who have what I want and those who get in my way. Are you done sailing your calm waters with strong undertow? Have you your fill of empty treasure and oasis destinations? Well good...come and join my crew! We're a lively lot from all over the world but be forewarned...anyone attempting to drop anchor will be thrown overboard, shot, harpooned and then marooned on an isle of cannibals. We move on! If you are ready...welcome aboard the Carpe Bootium!
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United The Rest Of Our Days

I asked the question “What Does My Future Look Like?” and then I answered the question with this… Advertisements

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Butterfly, Better Fly

A while back I started a VLOG discussing my experience with spiritual transformation, mostly the positive aspects.  Out of that came a need to re-title it and express the meaning of that.  Out of that came this…I hope you enjoy.

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The Wave Of Change

I remember back to my childhood and seeing my mother package words of wisdom under the title, The Waves Of Change.  At the time, these words were scripture in a heathen place.  They were prophecy among people who were holding on to the present with a vice grip, while being seduced into the changes of … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of the Confederacy

We know the enemy and it is within our walls. It’s the name no one wants to say but this boogieman hasn’t left, it just grew stronger in silence. So do we shine a light on it and take it on? No, we talk about something else and let it continue to grow in silence. Continue reading

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A Good Reason to Tap Your Roth IRA Early

We’ve all been taught about retirement planning and saving and most of us have been given the mantra “Don’t touch your retirement savings until retirement!” While in most cases this is good and sound advice because the penalties for early withdrawal can be severe, there are cases in which you may want to re-think that approach. Continue reading

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Moving Too Fast…Too Slow…Just Right

What I have learned from this experience of life is simply this…you can’t make things stay the same and you can’t make things change, the best you can hope for is to influence them. When I adjust my perception to fit my experience then I will not fear being too fast or too slow, my timing will be just right. Continue reading

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I’m Not The Average Black Girl

Fortunately Arsenio Hall had the good sense to bring this woman onto his show to perform one of her spoken word pieces. Take a listen and switch your mind from the identity politics of the day and understand a bit more about the politics of identity. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Tour de Force (Disney style)

If you’ve ever needed evidence that it only takes a few resources to take big gifts and make something magical, I present you this. Continue reading

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It’s Not About What You Are, But What You Did!

Just as most people convicted of homicide aren’t judged based on “who they are” but rather “what they did”, this same approach should be used for any conversation of rebuke. The real discussion, offense, and point here is the act itself, not the intention behind it. Continue reading

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Busy vs. Effective

“It’s easy to be busy.  It’s a lot harder to be effective.” Jim McCann, Founder of 1-800-FLOWERS

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