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Dwayne's World

How you see yourself has a much greater impact than how others see you. What you see morphs into who you are. I recall not wanting to attend my 10th year high school reunion because I felt, at the time, that I was a failure. You see, most of my friends went away to college and...
I love life. I also love math. As I was laying in bed reflecting, I began to think how the lives of some run parallel to our own....never touching or intersecting, while the lives of others are perpendicular, meaning they touch us in some way. Then it occurred to me....some...
About a week ago, I made a comment to a dear friend who didn't take it well. They felt I was being too hard on them and treated them unfairly. Whereas that was NOT my intent, it reminded me that the message can often get lost in the delivery. Those of you that know me know that...
Pride. It can be a beautiful thing. It can keep you focused on goals and it can help you achieve what once may have seemed unachievable. But just like ice cream, cookies and cake, having too much can be bad for you. (Ok, can you tell I have a sweet tooth?) St. Augustine said it...
No matter how many years you live, life is short. We often spend too much time worrying about the wrong things....sometimes things that are totally out of our control. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating ignoring things that concern you. What I'm saying is if something...
Never let someone else's opinion of you define who you are. I recall growing up on the Westside in a one parent household. Being the only male (and the youngest) in a home full of women, many people wrote me off at a young age. I even recall when in high school hearing my then...
Have you ever received (or given) either of these pieces of advice to someone? If you're like me, you battle with the concept of both. The forgive part is indisputable....but should we or should we not forget what caused the need for forgiveness in the 1st place?? Some say...
Someone asked me the other day what drives me to do the TFTD and why am I so heavily involved in the fight against Sickle Cell Disease? They weren't asking out of admiration, but rather they were inquiring if I was an attention hound (not the word they used, but let's keep it PG...
Malcolm X once said, “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” I think this is SO true. But the sad thing is often people (who don’t know the full story) mistake your standing for something as “having a bad attitude”, or “being bitter”. Those who REALLY know...