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Strength in worrying less

2017 is the first year I left behind feeling less worried and more accomplished than I have done since Bronson’s death in 2010. Given…

What Mel Did - If that fat bird can do it

If that fat bird can do it…

I hate pigeons. In my girlhood, someone told me these birds carry 52 communicable diseases. Since that was over 25 years ago, God only…

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Coffee house cool

I took up food photography (This Girl Canon) as a hobby for the hell of it. Nothing as elaborate or artistic as some of the…

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Resentments and red balloons

This week I’ve been practising letting go (again). You know, the coulda, woulda, shouldas we all have in our kit bag as to why…

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Each one teach one

Each one teach one is a saying which originated in the United States during slavery. A time when Africans were denied education, including learning…

What Mel Did - three black naughty boys eating cake

The joy of naughty children

On the trip to London yesterday, I had the pleasure of a live performance of ‘Naughty Child Runs Rampant on London Transport.’ There was…


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What Mel Did - Fargo family portrait

In pursuit of imperfection

Thursday on my personal Instagram, I posted a picture of a family portrait, which Bronnie, me and two of the children posed for in…

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