Slipping Into the Darkness

Diablerie by Walter Mosley

Diablerie by Walter Mosley is a dark, haunting story about life recall. Diablerie means ‘the act of  mischief or associated with demonic practices.’  It is our past that can affect our future. This book is for mature audiences only. When Benny runs into Star someone in his forgotten past, his life begins to unravel. This unfortunate meeting causes his past to come back to haunt him which may even cost him his life.

To Benny ‘Ben’ Dubbik his life was going ok. Despite the fact that he felt a depressed, empty and unhappy daily existence, he was somewhat happy and had a lot to be thankful for. He had a daughter, Ciela that was independent and going off to college. A wife of twenty years, Mona that was not only beautiful and looked younger than her age but held a prestigious position at the publication, ‘Diablerie.’  A lover/mistress, Lana that was young, in college and was comfortable with their routine tryst. And a comfortable friendship at work with the security guard, Cass.

One day all of this changed when he decided to accompany his wife to an event and Ben met Barbara ‘Star’, Noland.  It was twenty years ago that Ben had been a functioning alcoholic that would black out on occasion.  He decided to leave Colorado twenty years ago to change his life, this is where he met and married Mona.

Ben had no recollection of Star but she seemed to know him very well? One day Ben overhead Mona talk about having Ben investigated? Why? What happened?

One thing that did continually occur was that when Ben had that brief encounter with Star he began to start to recall things from his past. Did Mona know something that he didn’t? Is she in cahoots with Star?

What is going on? Get a copy of this great novel and find out how it ends. I recommend that you get the audiobook to encounter the whole haunting and suspenseful experience.

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The Greatest Migration on Earth

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson is where the past meets the future and it reverses itself. In today’s economic climate this book still holds an important relevance that must be continually expressed about The Great Migration where millions of African Americans relocated from the Deep South towards the Mid and West Coasts. The reasons why The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson is so crucial in today’s culture is because now The Great Migration is beginning to be reversed.

As minorities are retiring, particularly African-Americans, they are migrating from the Mid and West Coasts back to the Southern States for a better quality of life from the environment to conditions. The effects of racism which was once one of the main reasons for the migration still exists, however, it is becoming a phenomenal factor of life throughout the U.S. Author, Isabel Wilkerson, conducted over 1,200 interviews that take us into the lives of three individuals as we transitioned through their journey.

Meet Ida Mae Brandon Gladney from Chickasaw County, Mississippi as she travels to Chicago, Illinois;  George Swanson Starling as he moves from Wildwood, Florida to New York City, New York, and Robert Joseph Pershing Foster from Monroe, Louisiana and he transitions to Los Angeles, California. You will learn firsthand accounts of how each individual has fared over the thirty years from sharecropping to City life. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson is about choices, promise, risks, security, pride, life, sacrifices, and dreams.

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Vernita Talk Policy in D.C. (GoFundMe)


Vernita Naylor (JEGroup) has been selected along with 49 other prominent business owners nationwide to speak in Washington, D.C. on policy issues pertaining to business owners. In today’s climate, it is important that business owners have a voice and that those voices are being heard. We have been invited to attend a Small Business Policy Forum where we will be sitting down with subject matter policy experts and legislative staff to engage in a conversation on policies surrounding tax reforms, Affordable Health Care (ACA), access to capital, hiring and other small business pain points. We need your financial support within the next two weeks to assure that our expenses for the Forum are met. Please visit our GoFundMe campaign and provide your support today.


As a Small Business Ambassador we have been contacted to speak on behalf of and have advocated for business owners on several occasions. Please join us for the continual fight to improve the conditions for small business owners throughout our Country.  For an example of our work pertaining to small business efforts, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB2QXbmW6G8&index=4&list=WL (14:32/21:51)


If you are a business owner and you have a specific pain point pertaining to policy matters, please email us- Subject: Business Pain Point with a brief description of your concerns along with your name, company’s name, and the city and State that you are representing. We will make every effort to post the response to your question in our November blog, https://thejegroupzone.wordpress.com/about/.


We truly appreciate your financial support to help keep our economy thriving and the ability to implement policies that will continue to help small businesses with the ability to operate and serve you. Once again, on behalf of myself and the small business owners throughout the Country, we thank you in advance and appreciate your support. We couldn’t have done this type of work without you.

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Blessed With A Gift

Gifted Hands (Dr Ben Carson)

Did you know that everyone is blessed with a gift? Gifts can vary from being an advocate for change like Caesar Chavez, and a good parent to being an inventor that helps to improve the environmental climate like Nikola Tesla.  Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story by Dr. Ben Carson is an autobiography about the ebbs and flow into the life of Dr. Ben Carson. From the beginning, it appeared that his life would have taken a turn for the worse from learning challenges and self-esteem issues to having a violent temper but one-day things changed. It was partly due to his spiritual connection that helped him to hone not only his temper but his gift.

What’s beautiful about this book is that here is an African-American man that defeated the odds that were stacked up against him. It displays an example of someone that minority children can look up to and see someone with brown skin like them that have been able to hold several prominent specialty titles under his belt from neurosurgeon, plastic surgeon, oncologist, and pediatrics to the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at John Hopkins Medical Hospital. Now, isn’t this an excellent example of overcoming?!

There are some principles that you will learn in this book about how Dr. Carson was able to overcome those challenges. The strategy that Dr. Carson utilized is called the THINK BIG principles. Let me give you a little teaser about what these principles stand for:

  • TALENT/TIME
  • HOPE/HONESTY
  • INSIGHT
  • NICE
  • KNOWLEDGE

 

  • BOOKS
  • IN-DEPTH LEARNING
  • GOD

There you have it, now go out and THINK BIG.

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Back to Basics For Health

back to eden (jethro kloss)

Your health is important. How you eat and what you eat is crucial to your quality of life. As a child struggling with asthma and living with eczema I had to stay on a schedule of natural and clean eating throughout my childhood.

It appeared that I was allergic to everything from the environment I was inhaling, the clothes that I wore, and how the clothing was stored and washed to the food and beverage that I put in my mouth. I lived in the health food stores and grew up on a lot of the teachings that are contained in Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss. Ironically, these practices are still what I live by today.

These principles contained in the book are what I have passed on to my daughter and how I have raised her which has caused her to obtain a strong healthy immune system instead of a compromised immune system, she can eat everything. As you look through the book you will notice that it contains some of the same remedies, foods, and practices of what is popular today. You will discover herbs for healthy living, treating diseases naturally, how your body functions, how the foods that you eat affects your health and well-being, food preparation, and why water is important.

We live in a stressful environment and everything affects us. I can honestly say that using these type of practices has allowed me the ability to maintain my quality of life. Also, I have been able to live a healthy life free of asthma and eczema. Ask yourself what choices are you making about your health?

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Get An Attitude Check

Fish Boost Morale and Improve Results (Stephen Lund)

Come with me and let’s partake in the atmosphere at the Famous Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle, Washington. First, do you love what you do for a living or do you despise your career or job? Is everyone engaged and on board in obtaining the team’s mission or is there someone that needs a little stimulation or refocus to help reach the team’s goal?

FISH: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul, and John Christensen is about collaboration, leadership, and seeking innovative ways to improve the team’s spirits and accomplish team goals. If your team needs a boost to become involved in goal setting they will surely learn a lot from reading this book.  Mary Jane received a promotion but to her surprise, it could be considered a kiss of death, she was responsible for those on the third floor.

The third floor was considered so dead that it would suck the life right out of you. The promotion was great but how could she turn things around in working on the third floor. She found her answer when she visited the Famous Pike Place Fish Market. This fish market was known for its energy, teamwork, and creativity but she wondered how could she transfer what she saw there to the people on the third floor. Mary Jane continually visiting the fish market and created a memorable process that she was able to use and effectively transform the third floor.

Personally, I know how hard it can be to educate and train people that have been conditioned to think and operate in a specific fashion. People get in a rut and become robots on their jobs, which makes it difficult to incorporate anything new into the process. In  FISH: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul, and John Christensen the steps that were outlined in the book can be paramount in helping any type of  team to make a paradigm shift:

  • Choose your attitude in how you show up and perform
  • Implement fun and playtime which improves the energy of the team
  • Make the customers’ day
  • Be present at work

Providing team with tasks and action items, enforcing accountability, and creating expected deliverables are the ways to bring unity, improve morale and obtain the desired results. What strategies are you using to motivate your team?

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Will Middle School Get Better?

 

Middle School - Dog's Best Friend (James Patterson)
Middle School: Dog’s Best Friend by James Patterson

Join Rafe, his sister, Georgia, and the Khatchadorian family for a barrel of laughs in Middle School: Dog’s Best Friend by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Children will enjoy reading this combination comic and chapter book about the challenges of life in middle school. Rafe is a middle schooler at Hills Valley Middle School (HVMS) and trouble always seems to find him at every turn.

He has a desire for a Premium Wormhole Multi-Platform Game Box like his friend, Flip but he knows that his mother can’t afford it. Rafe enjoys the game so much that he begins to ponder about how he can make money to purchase it himself.  After much thought, Rafe decides that since he had to walk his dog, Junior, anyway why not walk other dogs in the neighborhood for a fee.

Immediately  Dogs to Go, a dog walking service was born. Rafe began to make a lot of money with Dogs to Go and he saw that his game box was close at hand until competition arrived.  When twins, Eddie and Ethan surfaced with their, Cheap Walks, dog walking service and began taking Rafe customers things get a little sticky.

This book is a part of the Middle School series which includes the books, Save Rafe and Just My Rotten Luck. All of the Middle School series offers the same type of fun, laughs, and adventures with none other than the undisputed character, Rafe. I was shocked that James Patterson had begun to dabble into the children, comic, and chapter book arena but truly enjoyed it.

Yes, that James Patterson, the author of the Alex Cross and Women’s Murder Club series. For the Middle School brand James “Jimmy” Patterson wants children to say PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK. Patterson is a philanthropist that has donated millions of books to students, soldiers, school libraries and bookstores while investing in colleges and universities. Reading is fundamental and we must continue to encourage our children to pick up a book and read.

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