The Musings of Faith

She loved me without judgement. When I came home with my MBA and a baby, she loved me. When she met Hubby, she loved him because she loved me. When each baby was born, she loved them because she loved me. 

Her friendship with my mom was great. They laughed and strategized and supported each other. All the time. So close they were that she became my Aunty. I could drive home and find Aunty and Mommy hanging out on their mutual days off from work. 

She became a very quiet force in our community. Humble and powerful. She touched us all. So I’m on my way home to grieve my loss…our loss. And to celebrate her life and what she meant/means to all of us. We have a new angel now. That doesn’t make this weekend any easier but it will be comfort in the years ahead.

She loved me without judgement. When I came home with my MBA and a baby, she loved me. When she met Hubby, she loved him because she loved me. When each baby was born, she loved them because she loved me.

Her friendship with my mom was great. They laughed and strategized and supported each other. All the time. So close they were that she became my Aunty. I could drive home and find Aunty and Mommy hanging out on their mutual days off from work.

She became a very quiet force in our community. Humble and powerful. She touched us all. So I’m on my way home to grieve my loss…our loss. And to celebrate her life and what she meant/means to all of us. We have a new angel now. That doesn’t make this weekend any easier but it will be comfort in the years ahead.


My parents’ anniversary gift to us. Today, I attempt to cook this whale, um, salmon.

My parents’ anniversary gift to us. Today, I attempt to cook this whale, um, salmon.


Celebrating my firstborn child today

Celebrating my firstborn child today


Celebrating 6 years

Celebrating 6 years


Barry Ritholtz Interviews Arthur Levitt: Masters in Business

Do yourself a favor and carve out some time to listen to Barry Ritholtz Masters in Business podcast series. Serious words of wisdom and I’ve only listened to 2. This interview with Arthur Levitt is, so far, my favorite. I love old people.


In 1981, while a student at Occidental College in California, Mr. Obama delivered his first public speech at a rally protesting the college’s investments in companies that were doing business in apartheid South Africa. His speech ended when he was carried off by two students who were pretending to be oppressive Afrikaners.


I went to a talk today hosted by Innovate Pasadena on mentoring. Then this video happened in my timeline tweeted out by John Madea, President of RISD.

Bottom line: successful mentoring is a 2-way street.

(Source: vimeo.com)


Hazel by Imani Finkley, 11

She drew this UPSIDE DOWN. Incredible. My goal as her mother is to just nurture this incredible talent that she has. I’m so impressed.

Hazel by Imani Finkley, 11

She drew this UPSIDE DOWN. Incredible. My goal as her mother is to just nurture this incredible talent that she has. I’m so impressed.


My first bloom!

Remember this? I had no idea what I was planting. Just some green plant lol. What a pleasant surprise!

My first bloom!

Remember this? I had no idea what I was planting. Just some green plant lol. What a pleasant surprise!


My Uncle is making his dreams come true. And this is my favorite track off his latest album - I’m Blessed!


36!


Elon’s post is a short and powerful statement in favor of the idea that innovation comes from a movement and that innovative companies should lead those movements by sharing their intellectual property, not hoarding it.

A Big Win For The Patent Reform Movement – AVC

As usual, a Fred Wilson post turns on a light bulb. And as usual, Elon Musk truly inspires.


Investment by the US in Africa has fallen in relation to China and other emerging countries during a decade of conflict in the Middle East… and a focus on… Asia.

US prepares investment push into Africa - FT.com

Americans are the last to the party and, if they don’t get this legislation right, they’ll be the 1st ones to leave. I hope President Obama can get this done, and done right, before he leaves office.


Mboho Ima Iban Akwa Ibom Event 2014

Mboho Ima Iban Akwa Ibom Event 2014


We are now the very proud parents of a kindergarten graduate: Advanced in both Chinese and English and also named Student of the Month! She’s only 6 folks wow! I’m just so impressed with my baby baby.

We are now the very proud parents of a kindergarten graduate: Advanced in both Chinese and English and also named Student of the Month! She’s only 6 folks wow! I’m just so impressed with my baby baby.



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