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Enough With Entertainer Smear Campaigns!

In light of the Prince smear campaign, I’ve got to speak up. This happens too often with those people who not only entertain us, but enrich our lives, and become a part of our journey through life.

Though many would like to personally know their entertainer heroes, you’re given the opportunity to share in the creativity and talent they chose to share.

Does learning of their personal lives, takeaway from the art, music, movies, writing, etc., that they gave you? It shouldn’t.

So, for the entertainers I know, work with, love, and support… Thank you! For sharing your gift with me, and countless others. What you choose to do in your personal life, is just that; personal. And frankly, is none of anyone’s business during your life or death.

Southernly: K*Chele

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“She Said”

“You can do it”, she said I can,
With a few words and a pen in hand

“You’re full of vision, inspiring too”,
Recalling how she believed in what I could do

“Unique you are”, she shouted from afar,
You’ve just got to be sure it flows from your heart
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Wake Up

There’s something to be said for those who genuinely love you, want you to succeed, and bring you joy and laughter.

Truth is, most do it cause they don’t want another to see or feel the pain, and loneliness they feel.

Sad part, most are simply searching for a true friend, just one, that will allow them to be themselves without judgement and without the, I don’t have time for you until I need you, BS.

Why is it that once these people are gone, (natural or otherwise), how much they were loved, how much they’ll be missed, why didn’t I see it or what could I have done, comes gushing out?
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Reply to Anonymous…

Dear Anonymous:

I’ve read your letter and given it a lot of thought. Though I cannot be certain who you are, or who/what you’re referring to, I have a good idea. Your choice to write, send, and hide behind the letter I received, is yours.
I’ll not apologize for things you’ve heard, or that you assume. I will however, apologize for your having been mislead. Which is obvious after reading your letter.

Life comes with many challenges and struggles, good times and bad, ups and downs, parties and celebrations, hurt and pain, grief and loss. And though different for everyone, we must each carve out our own path, and gain our own strength.
It’s not our job to judge, nor is it our place. Some choose to move forward, letting the future write itself. While others allow the past to define them.

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Fight the Flame 5k

(Speech I gave at the 1st Annual Fight the Flame 5k)

Good Morning! Y’all warmed up?

My name is Kim Durham and I’m gonna share just a little bit of my story with ya. I’ll be quick so you can get started and get the blood pumping.

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