Church, City Life, Disability, Elders, Family, Family Unit, Hard Work, Health Care, New York City, Old Age, Relationships, Religion, The Family, Uncategorized, Urban Life


MY FATHER © PJ Hayward, New York 2018 R.I.P.  Dr. Herbert L. Hayward 8/26/16 to 7/6/88 I have never before really written anything positive or even acknowledged anything positive about my father, who passed away at this time twenty years ago. My father was blessed with many gifts.  He was a gifted pianist and a… Continue reading MY FATHER

1950s, 1960s, 1970S, aGING, City Life, Con Games, Elders, Family, Family Unit, Freedom, Old Age, Optimism, Positive Thinking, Pranks, Relationships, The Family, Tricks, Uncategorized, Urban Life


UNCLE EMY © PJ Hayward New York, 2018 I think every family has at least one member that is "a character"... or maybe even the black sheep of the family. In my family it was my Uncle Emy. His name was actually Emanuel but I only ever knew him as Uncle Emy. He was the… Continue reading UNCLE EMY

aGING, Alzheimers, Dementia, Elders, Family, Family Unit, Health Care, Inner Strength, Old Age, Uncategorized


MY BEST FRIEND © PJ Hayward, New York  2014 She has been my best friend all my life.. As children, we built forts and fought off bloodthirsty pirates and murderous robbers… Together we rode our trusty steeds through endless western canyons and mountain trails in search of kidnappers, cattle rustlers and assorted other nasty varmints. All were as… Continue reading MY BEST FRIEND

aGING, City Life, Dance, Disability, Dreams, Elder neglect, Elders, Inner Strength, Mexico, Music, Old Age, Optimism, Poetry, Positive Thinking, Spiritualism, Uncategorized, Urban Life


SATURDAY NIGHT © PJ Hayward, New York 2014 There's a party going on outside my window… Downstairs. ...outside... out in the back of one of those buildings down there.... From my perch up here on the fifth floor of my building, I am loving the music of Mexico as it flows up here from the happiness… Continue reading SATURDAY NIGHT

Africa, aGING, Dance, Disability, Dreams, Elders, Health Care, Latin beat, Music, Old Age, Poetry, Salsa


DANCE © PJ Hayward New York 2014   I feel the music that pounding rhythm.. Aahh.... Oh yessss... The drums... The drums.......... that Latin beat…. that Afro beat…. the throbbing…..pounding…… in the air through the floor infecting my feet like electricity... it flows like lightning through my body  I am on fire........   Someone feels… Continue reading DANCE

Accra, Africa, Africa Trade, African Diaspora, aGING, Elders, Entrepreneurship, Fishing, Fishing industry, Ghana, Village life, West Africa


FROM GHANA, FROM THE DESK OF OUR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, BERNARD SAUNDERS TRO TRO  © Bernard W. Saunders Iture-Elmina Ghana March 10, 2014 I sit on my rented porch listening to the sound of the ocean accompanied by the tweeting of birds, and observing life in nature's class room, birds doing battle at tree top level, as… Continue reading TRO TRO

aGING, Disintegration of the family, Disrespect, Elder neglect, Elders, Family, Feminism, Hard Work, Hatred, Inequality, Inner Strength, Me Generation, New York City, Old Age, Poetry, Separation, The Family, Uncategorized, Uran blight, Urban growth, Urban progress, Yuppies


MY CHAIR © PJ Hayward, New York 2011 I nod off in my chair now. From my chair I can look beyond the rusty fire escape outside my window, to the maze of buildings beyond, growing ever more abundant with the passing of time. Where beautiful trees were once filled with singing birds, now rise… Continue reading MY CHAIR

Accra, Africa, Africa Trade, African Diaspora, Black boys, Black men, Black Youth, British Colonialism, British Rule, Child labor, Control, Corporate America, Elders, Entrepreneurship, Family, Family Unit, Farming, Finance, Fishing, Fishing industry, Ghana, Hard Work, Hunger, Oil, OIl companies, School children, Street vendors, Teenagers, The Family, Uncategorized, Village life, West Africa


FROM GHANA from the desk of our Editor-in-Chief, Bernard W. Saunders: An in-depth commentary on Ghana today. Popcorn, Plantain, Sorrel, Oranges, Limes © Bernard W. Saunders 12/15/13 Iture-Elmina Ghana Ghana is a nation with a noble and ancient history. Blessed with mineral wealth: gold, rubber, industrial diamonds, silver bauxite, manganese, timber and hydro power. The… Continue reading POPCORN, PLAINTAIN, SORREL, ORANGES, LIMES

Control, Corporate America, Elders, Finance, Greed, Inequality, Inner Strength, Juvenile delinquent, Luxury, Motivation, New York City, retail, super rich, Uncategorized


PART 14 OF A SERIES - STORIES FROM A LIFE © PJ Hayward, New York 2008 First Published 2008 by Hold On Publications Revised © PJ Hayward New York 2013 From that harsh and painful re-baptism by fire that we endured after our arrival back to New York  - my childhood home - the struggle… Continue reading THE END….AND THE BEGINNING – FINAL EPISODE

Black boys, Black men, Black Youth, Civil Rights, Civil Unrest, Control, Elders, Exploitation, Family, GOP, Greed, Hatred, Inequality, Injustice, Justice, Juvenile delinquent, Lack of supervision, Politics, Poverty, Race Relations, Uncategorized, Welfare


ANDREW YOUNG RESPONDS TO HATE MONGERING BY A FAMOUS ANNOYING GNAT Commentary © PJ Hayward, New York 2013 Our esteemed colleague Q sent this video interview to LawdyMissClawdy, who responds below. Q, Andrew Young is saying practically verbatim what we just wrote about only just last month on LawdyMissClawdy – Life Speaks. The problems… Continue reading ANDREW YOUNG RESPONDS TO HATE MONGERING BY A FAMOUS ANNOYING GNAT