“I Continue On…” (4-20-2011)

Here, right here, in this place I am sitting, both reflective and optimistic about this life of mine — where I’ve been, where I’m headed, and where I am going.   This little town I now call home has a heartwarming quality about it. 

It’s quiet, slow-paced, and there are parks everywhere.   This country landscape and all it’s country-like allure and beauty has enhanced a peace within that I have been nuturing over the past three years.  Gone is the loud thumping music at 3:00am in the morning that I had to get used to in order to keep the peace.  

Futher at bay are the dark shadows of the past that lurked right outside of my front door constantly.   By the Grace of God, as well as a true understanding of my own self-worth, the efforts to lure me backwards in time were foiled.   That place where I resided, the place where I discovered who I was, finally, has now become part of the memories that I have moved beyond, but will never forget. 

Even though I am not exactly where I want to be, I am closer than I have ever been to being there, and that sits quite well with me.  This battle for mental freedom has been long and frightening at times.   There were moments when I tried giving up, but then “faith” kicked in and refused to allow that travesty to happen.  

It’s funny to me that, once I learned how to “Let Go and Let God”, that’s when others around me seemed to loose their power over my emotions.  I’ve learned that saying less and listening yields a power that I never even knew I possessed.  

Misery loves company, and when I removed myself from the ring-side seating, that’s when I became somone I always wanted to be.   I know that life’s battles are far from over, but I can honestly say that, because I have sound, quality players in my life now, I’ll be fine. 

I learned how to smell B. S. a mile away, and with a renewed vigor I continue on….   

(Stay strong, be empowered, and know your own self-worth)


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After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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4 Responses to “I Continue On…” (4-20-2011)

  1. I was going to reply by saying to count those steps as blessing, but you said it all with the fllowing words. “Even though I am not exactly where I want to be, I am closer than I have ever been to being there, and that sits quite well with me.”

    • Author g d grace says:

      Hey there literary brutha….yes we must always count our blessings. Having people like you in my life is, indeed, a blessing.

  2. Kenny says:

    I was going to reply by saying to count those steps as blessing, but you said it all with the fllowing words. “Even though I am not exactly where I want to be, I am closer than I have ever been to being there, and that sits quite well with me.”

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