“Once I Skip…” – an introspective by Author G D Grace


That hallway you see was the one that led to my plush room at a Luxury Hotel in Orlando Florida. I went on a business trip back in November of 2012, and I remember how I just took everything in; the lavish grounds that had an Italy theme going on — right down to the cobblestone streets.
I’d sit, quietly, for an hour beside that man-made harbor, looking at all the ripples the calm current caused, and I’d marvel at the various species of birds that would frequent the decorative, stationary, multicolored, wooden row-boats, scattered about.

I also took the time to gaze into some of the most warm, brilliant, sunsets I had ever seen, because I wanted to embellish the blessing and not take it for granted.

The older I get the more I understand that, when those moments come, you just go with the flow. I enjoyed that trip more than any other I had been on up to that point, because I refused to let negativity in.

Some complain about everything; this ain’t right, that ain’t right, they should have fixed the food this way, it would be better if…

It will be better once I skip out of your presence, because…


Live and let live, and make the most of every moment, for they are as fleeting as a season and a day.


Author G D Grace 10-23-2012


About G. D. Grace of California

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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