She embraced me. I ordered my usual, sat at the bar, and observed. She bounced from espresso machine to interacting with customers, maintenance tasks, delivering coffee-filled blue China to upstairs customers, then back to me. Blair Rabun, talented barista in Greenville, SC, gracefully multi-tasked;.... (continue reading)
To my surprise, unlike many of the other candidates, he was the first to demonstrate CONSISTENCY; in a positive way. WOW. He supported #BLACKLIVESMATTER before the hashtag; before it was "politically correct"..... (continue reading)
SEXUALITY: the deeper intentions of physicality; the ownership and acceptance of one's body and the power to harness it; the choice of expression. Preferably, in positive ways that feed the spirit and respect the body; inhibiting confidence... (continue reading)
Imagine this scenario:
Four people have just been hired at the SAME time for the SAME job position. They all have the SAME levels of education, experience, and all display excellent job competency. Of these people are A WHITE MAN, A BLACK MAN, A WHITE WOMAN, AND A BLACK WOMAN.
First day on the job; the hiring supervisor is in a professional dilemma; needing assistance from one of the people he has just hired. He has not yet learned their individual work ethic or abilities, so he (a WHITE MAN) enters the room only to choose who he should depend on based solely on instincts. Who is he likely to choose?.... (continue reading)