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THIS BLOG JUST MIGHT BE FOR YOU!

If you just happen to be human, African American or other, mature, of any gender, been born and raised in DC (or not), raised as a Christian and now a revert Muslim, alive when JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik Shabazz) were all assassinated – then this blog just might be for you!

If you just happen to have had your ears pierced with a needle as a teenager in the 60s, been pregnant at 14, gave birth to your first child at 15, had your driver’s AND marriage license at 16 – then this blog just might be for you!

If you just happen to have dropped out of school, got your GED (the year your class graduated or before), and went on to complete your Bachelor’s, Master’s, Post-Grad, and/or PhD – then this blog just might be for you!

If you just happen to have been a victim of rape, domestic violence (before it had a name), sued an employer for discrimination, married more than once, and have multiple children by multiple men (notice men, not fathers) – then this blog just might be for you!

If you just happen to have been imprisoned, visited a prison, employed in a prison, had children/relatives in prison, accepted collect calls from prison, sent care packages/money orders to prison, or bailed out someone/been bailed out of prison – this blog just might be for you!

If you just happen to have an addictive personality, be in recovery from ANYTHING, be an adult child of an alcoholic, and belong to or attend 12-step meetings – then this blog just might be for you!

If you just happen to have lost both parents, grew up in a “broken” home, had a child who was murdered or died, be estranged from immediate family members, and have friends who are more like family than your own – then this blog just might be for you!

If you just happen to have travelled and lived outside the country of your birth, been to more than one continent in your life, retired/semi-retired and living outside the USA, and intend on seeing as much of the world as you can – then this blog just might be for you!

If you just happen to be over 60, have a computer (and know how to use it), a smartphone/tablet (Samsung preferred), have Facebook/Twitter/Gmail accounts, use Google calendar, Imo, WhatsApp, FB messenger or other communication apps – then this blog just might be for you!

If you just happen to know (or don’t know) how to cook, love good food, like to try new recipes, eat food from different countries/cultures, or have some particular dish you have mastered (fyi=pound cake is mine; make you want to smack somebody else for trying!) – then this blog just might be for you!

If you just happen to love people, enjoy the company of intellectuals and the not-so-fortunately endowed, and can be easily mistaken for a race/ethnicity/other cultural persuasion than your own – then this blog just might be for you!

Finally, if you just happen to have reached a place in your life when personal as well as world peace and tranquility are what matters, when you cry over injustice, oppression, and torture of others, when you sincerely want for others what you want for yourself, and when the most important relationship in your life is the one between you and God (Allah, HP, or the one of your understanding) – then this blog just might be for you!

Come share with me the joys and sorrows, growth and stagnation, ups and downs, successes and failures, good orderly direction and the devil’s diversions that are the sum total of who I am at murielblogs.com!