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SIGN THIS PETITION!

What is this world coming to? I ask myself this every single day. But this? This takes the cake these days. They are people out there murdering, raping, and stealing things or a lot more value. How can somone steal education? How can someone steal their children's future for them? Who really has been stolen from, is this woman and her children. That judge, that jury, they stole their lives right from under them. This country isn't what it used to be. This isn't the land of oppurtunity any longer. Are we that destitute to ruin the lives of a struggling family for $31,000? Really? Black History Month is right around the corner, and this disgusts me to my core. I wanted to cry after I read the story. This is terrible. If you're reading this, spread the word about this. Take the minute that it takes to sign the petition. 1 minute, that's all it takes! http://education.change.org/petitions/view/gov_kasich_pardon_ms_kelley_williams-bolars_unfair_sentencing_for_fraud_and_…

No Dye Challenge 2011

So, Dec 10, 2010 I cut about 1.5-2 inches of my ends off. My hair needed it badly, but for a while I couldn't put my hair in a pony tail! But, all that has changed. I'm continually wearing my hair up, in buns mostly. I decided to grow my burgundy dye job out, which means:

I'M NOT DYING MY HAIR FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR!!


I already have like, maybe, half an inch of black new growth. But you know what this means right? This is easier said than done, but I think I can do it. An entire year, 365 days of no hair dying? See, I had wanted to buy a box of black hair dye, but then thought: what is the point in that? I would rather just grow the color out of my hair. Honestly, it would be nice to have burgundy highlights throughout my curls. But I am just sick of the dried and fried look that came with dying my hair since I went natural. I am just sick of it, and it's getting old. I'm always up for trying new and different things, and I think this is just the answer my poor tre…

21 Days: Daniel Fasting // DAY NINE

Amaazing! I made meatless chili with baked (ok, microwaved!) potatoes! And it was amazingly good. Something about chili, it's just an amazing dish. I was just sitting down stairs, and it was freezing. So, I decided to cook in order to warm myself up, and what better way to warm me than a nice bowl of chili. And then, I have this big bag of patatoes that I need to use, and then it hit me!

Chili & Potatoes1 can of chili beans
1 can of chili tomatoes
1 TB spoon of minced garlic
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Sprinkle of sage
Sprinkle of creole seasoning
1 carrot cut into slices
4 small-medium potatoes
Salt & Pepper to taste

So, I added the cinnamon, which was a very good idea! My cravings for sweets are gone! I have this thing, I always want to eat something sweet when I am done with my meal. I put the potatoes on a glass plate, poked holes in them, poured 1/2cup of water over them, then sprinkled salt over them. I cooked them in the microwave for about 13min total, but not all at once.

Wordlust: (The First Poem of 2011): Move, Child

Move, Child 1/23/2011 Silence, be still Put my Faith in You and run with it Run against the wind, against the will of my enemies They want to see my fall They want to see me suffer But I will suffer them, and they will suffer me For I am a child in His anointing He will rock me asleep, when you cannot slumber I will not fall, I will not dash my foot against stone For I am strong, through Him I have strength I will swim against the currents The vile words, and all the guile Be away from me! I rebuke and cleanse all evil spirits I fly freely in the gust, mellow in the breeze My bones they shatter under my flesh But I extend my arms high up into the sky And I claim it, and I praise Him His name will be on my tongue, and His love in my heart His praise will be in my soul, and His words will never be cold Like a child, I can be punished And being obedient, I will be rewarded For when He says for me to move, I move and I sway To the beat of His drum, to the music of His love Humility, make me humble I will fall on …

21 Days: Daniel Fasting // DAY SIX

Nothing really special. Except it was exceptionally difficult to find a sauce without SUGAR and without persavatives. Even ones claiming to be good for you on the label, packed with tons of additives and crap. I finally found a jar of spaghetti sauce, and it was reasonably priced as well ;) I added a can of dice tomatoes, not a good idea. The sauce was bitter. And I just cooked 3-4 cups of whole wheat rotini, and I ate on it for a couple days. Also, I cooked peas and carrots, frozen bag. But I didn't cook it long enough, and the peas were still hard and gross. But I remedied the problem by adding water to the peas and carrots in a microwave safe tupperware. I cooked them for about 5 minutes, and problem solved. I used garlic powder and I Italian Seasonings.




What to cook?

It's been 6 days since starting my fast. I'm still sticking to it, and I haven't stepped out of bounds. There is sugar in EVERYTHING, and it's hard to stick with that. What I wouldn't kill just for a bowl of cereal! I LOVE cereal! I have the grossest taste in my mouth most of the time. I probably need to start taking a multivitamin of some sort. I should have bought that tub of Flax Seed, I could have put that in my morning smoothies. I'm weak most of the time, but nothing to be alarmed about. My appetite has gone down drmatically. I nap a lot through out the day. I poop every single day, which is amazing. I lost 4lbs in 4 days. The weight loss isn't really my mission, though. These are trying mental times for me, and I need to find more time in my anger to pray for peace.

I'm trying to come up with a third dish to cook. I could do whole wheat pasta dish, or I want to do a soup with potatoes and carrots. I can't make up my mind. I need more banana…

21 Days: Daniel Fasting // DAY THREE

My Dad has been eating fried foods in my face. And my favorites too! Hush puppies and shrimp! I love me some shrimp! Aah! But it is day 3 of my Daniel Fast, and I ran out of the potatoe dish that I cooked. I was going to make meatless chili for my second dish, but I didn't even realize that I bought a can of chili beans that have the meat added already. How in the world did I miss that?! That's what I get for going shopping at 1AM in the morning, and right before an icestorm. This icestorm sucks! I'm getting cabin fever like crazy for being stuck in the house going on 4 days straight. I haven't gotten any writing done. I was writing last night, and the part in the manuscript where I had to describe how the girl eats a chocolate cupcake. Seriously?! I had to stop, I couldn't go on! Anywho, I made sort of a Tex Mex dish for my second dish, and it came out really really good! This is my own recipe:

Tex Mex Burrito & Corn
1 can of Fire Roasted Tex Mex tomatoes
1 can…

21 Days: Daniel Fasting // DAY ONE

 I think 2011 is the year for doing things different for me. I decided to move to Atlanta from Lakeland, FL. I'm attending church with my bestie, and I absolutely love it. So, I decided to fast this year. I still get to eat, I just have to cut out things. Which are much needed things to be cut out. The fast itself started January 9 at 6pm.

The rules:
No meatNo white riceNo fried foodsNo caffeieneNo carbonated drinksNo refined sugarNo foods with additives or peservativesNo sugar substituesNo white flour or products with white flour in itNo magarine, shortening, or high fat products
Simple enough, right? I went out to Wal-Mart the other night, and purchased everything I needed. I spent $43, and I got a lot of stuff. I'm hoping it will last me for two weeks, atleast. I'm really interested in cleansing my body, and becoming more spiritual. I need guidance in my life, I really need to know if the current path I am on in my life is the true path I should be on. I've got a cou…

Hello, 2011 Goals

It's a new year. New Year's resolutions are in full force. I'm working on myself from the inside out. Eating healthier, daily exercise, just all around taking better care of myself. I'm drinking water, and I HATE water. But I'm doing good so far, only 5 days in. I'm fasting starting 6pm this Sunday. This will be my first fast, and I am nervous about it. I think I will document every single day of the fast. That should be interesting ;) I'll find some meatless dishes, & post the recipes I like.

If you have any meatless recipes, please share: jmwynter@jmwynter.com
Well, I believe New Year's Resolutions are in order:
I would like to thrift more often (starting in the Spring or so)I would like to get out and see more of natureI would like to get my hair softer, &in better conditionI want to enter a writing contestI vow to write moreI would like to save up for a DSLRI'd like to take web design classesI'd like to take digital photography class…

Wordlust: Midnight Lament

Midnight Lament 12/25/2010 I feel conflicted My words can't be depicted I feel listless, abound in misery Shelter me from the storm I find solace in the eye Give me strength, give me power Unyielding power over my enemies! Help me, help as I call out to you I yearn for the strength of ten thousand Greek Gods Blind and useless my life, along as I plod Plan, plans and nothing ever sticks My feelings, emotions, weighing me down Getting me all lost in the mix Fire, fire burn me to the tenth degree Wet, soggy but grounded like a tree A part of the earth, I find myself wanting to be free Breeze, in the breeze I calmly flow Planting my seeds and watching them grow Raise my hands high into the sky All I desire is my piece of the damn pie So I work, and I work hard Blood, sweat, and tears I will not succumb to my fears You will never know my weakness You can never bring on meekness I will fight, and I will scream Shout it out loud so the Heavens can hear me! See me! Feel me! Free me! Become a part of me Brown skin and…