Connecting with The Jimi Hendrix of Violin, Derryl Perry & the Lonesome Devils

Joseph Shakelford is an unassuming humble musician with a carbon fiber violin, a smile, and excellent coffee.

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Prayin Out Loud: What Your Knees Are For

Ms. Annie Sells is curious to learn more about these spirited devils that know what their knees are for and their boss that is praying and singing for us all.

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Kicking the Pricks is Hell on Earth

“Kicking the Pricks” or a “thorn in the flesh” both sound like an absolute pain in the a$$. But bone deep torment, whether physical pain, psychological pain, or both is for many a fact of life. The Greeks and the Christian Bible speak plainly to what humans must push through. If you want to lookContinue reading “Kicking the Pricks is Hell on Earth”

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The ability to improvise

On our way to a large three-day conference for Mommy’s work, this little guy made use of the arm rest. Would you even be able to turn your head if you slept like this? I know that I wouldn’t! Ms. Annie Sells loves this example of improvision and adaptability.  In this rapidly changing world thatContinue reading “The ability to improvise”

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5 Reasons they say and 5 reasons I say

On October 10, 2013, while doing research for an essay on teams and managing teams, I tripped over several articles on the economic impact of civil war. I learned that social scientists, such as myself and those far more academic than Ms. Annie Sells, have spent a lot of time and resources studying civil warContinue reading “5 Reasons they say and 5 reasons I say”

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The Grid’s Great: Where’s Your Radio?

Today is a new day, one that everyone who is honest would gladly admit that they are proud to experience. On any given day, I would likely write to you about my beloved home of Fort Smith, Arkansas. I might talk to you about reaching out and connecting to your friends, family and potential clientsContinue reading “The Grid’s Great: Where’s Your Radio?”

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Chi Tea & Me

Ms. Annie Sells is burning her candle at both ends these days. Okay, this year… Don’t tell my Momma because she will chew me out! My defense? A girl has to do what a girl has to do. Z’s Daddy is working on his Bachelors. Ms. Annie Sells is working on her Masters. Z’s MommyContinue reading “Chi Tea & Me”

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My favorite curse word starts with a P and it is not Patience

Are you wondering what four letter word that Ms. Annie Sells is admitting to as her favorite curse word? Well, I am not going to tell you. Instead we are going to take an honest look at what really should be a curse word to many of us. If you type patience into Google, thenContinue reading “My favorite curse word starts with a P and it is not Patience”

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“Write without …

“Write without pay until someone offers pay. If nobody offers within three years, the candidate may look upon this as a sign that sawing wood is what he was intended for.” Mark Twain Mark Twain wrote “Write …” Apply yourself to what you love. The rest will come through discipline. What are you applying yourselfContinue reading ““Write without …”

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Allow me to introduce you to A – Z Tree

October, 2013:  I, Ms. Annie Sells, wish to share a very special tree friend with you. I know that this is not Saturday morning cartoons, but the tree pictured here is very important to my family. This tree lives in the corner of the parking lot at our local Boys and Girls Club. Hundreds of children walk past it daily.  ThousandsContinue reading “Allow me to introduce you to A – Z Tree”

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