Today I invite you to view my video commentary on the issue of Racial Equality - or Inequality - in our country. This video reviews America's dark and divided past, juxtaposed with our still dark and divided present - and the challenges facing us as we struggle to understand one another and heal this great… Continue reading RACE FOR EQUALITY
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
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
SISTER JEAN © PJ Hayward New York, 2016 Revised from first publication © PJ Hayward, New York 2008 and 2013 by Hold On Publications In my youth I was one of those kids some people referred to as "A Handful". Others called me "Out of control", "Just plain bad", "Juvenile delinquent" etc. My father, who… Continue reading SISTER JEAN
THE 600 YEAR OLD TREE © PJ Hayward New York, 2016 Sunday morning I woke up to a fabulous Fall day; cool, crisp Fall air, blue skies and bright, beautiful sunshine - what a morning! Sunday was to be a family day and my son suggested we take advantage of the weather and go for… Continue reading THE 600 YEAR OLD TREE
RESPONSE TO “ENOUGH!” There is a way to FIGHT THE POWER THROUGH FINANCE! © PJ Hayward New York, 2015 Since I do not have the brainpower to think of a way to cure the ills besetting our entire planet, I want to respond to our Editor in Chief's previous post in terms of the country… Continue reading RESPONSE TO “ENOUGH!” – There is a way to FIGHT THE POWER THROUGH FINANCE!
LawdyMissClawdy - Life Speaks is proud to introduce a new contributor to our "Young Authors" category: Ms. Teresa Deely. At just 16 years old, Ms.Deely possesses an insight well beyond her years. With an ability to look deep inside our hearts and uncover those secret places we all keep tucked away in hidden corners, Ms.… Continue reading A QUEST FOR A GENUINE LOVER
OUR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF RESPONDS TO “A Message to the Divided States of America" © Bernard W. Saunders July 18, 2014 Iture-Elmina Ghana West Africa I had to let this one steep overnight. I could have answered it immediately upon reading it but decided to give it time. The previously posted “THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE… Continue reading OUR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF RESPONDS TO “A Message to the Divided States of America”
THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO WILL NOT SEE: A Message to the Divided States of America © 2014 PJ Hayward, New York Being a Caucasian-born person who has now grown old and having lived since a young age among and surrounded by non-Caucasian cultures, I feel privileged, blessed ....and burdened ....to have… Continue reading THERE ARE NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO WILL NOT SEE: A Message to The Divided States of America
KNOWING INDEPENDENCE (FREEDOM): DO WE? A commentary on the July 4th holiday © PJ Hayward 2014, New York INDEPENDENCE: in·de·pend·ence [in-di-pen-duhns] noun 1. Freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others synonyms: See freedom FREEDOM: free·dom ˈfrēdəm/ noun 1. the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without… Continue reading KNOWING INDEPENDENCE (FREEDOM): DO WE?