My Holiday Sacrifice Update: My Cat Has Asthma and It Sounds Expensive

I live in one bedroom cottage that was built almost one hundred of years ago. Despite it being old, it has been renovated over time, but only has a heater unit that was put into my living room. And because life can be a child at times, my house roasts in the summer and freezes in the winter.
Since the heater only heats… » 12/18/14 4:47pm Yesterday 4:47pm

RedWriter's Hair Journey-Part 1

As I've gotten older, my hair has become ridiculously hard to manage, added to the fact that I've inherited the "carry stress in your hair" gene from my mom's side of the family so it's a mess. This is a major reason I'm a wig whore. I used to wear weaves and braids but I've gotten impatient with the process. But now… » 12/16/14 5:41pm Tuesday 5:41pm

Diversifying Your Media

This popped up on my Facebook link. It's a great read but I think what really stuck out to me is the "diversify your media."

I'll be honest: My media could use some diversifying, for reals, so I appreciated the info. I'm on Gawker Media a lot, that's how I get much of my news, and it never crosses my mind to look for… » 11/25/14 1:57pm 11/25/14 1:57pm

The Lover’s Farewell By George Moses Horton

George Moses Horton was the first African American poet to be published in the Southern United States. His book was published in 1828 while he was still a slave and remained so until he was emancipated late in the Civil War.
Horton was born into slavery on William Horton's plantation in Northampton County, North… » 11/14/14 12:58am 11/14/14 12:58am