Hi, Stan Roelker.
I’m so sorry I missed your response from last April. I hope you get this message.
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my article on my grandfather.
I’m sorry to hear your father passed away last year. 100. Wow! What an incredible life.
Thank you for sharing your story with us. You are a beautiful writer and we are privleged to be able to read your words, both about yourself and Mamie Till Mobley. Thank you.
P.S. Earth, Wind & Fire are the best.
100% my experience too, Tom Mitchell. Somehow I was fortunate to get many followers on Medium, but like .001% of my stories are actually read. My newer stories definitely don’t get eyes, but my older ones still get some traction. Medium seems to really be pushing celebrity writers now. I kind of feel like there is no point in writing on Medium now, which is a shame. I used to love it.
This is something I’ve been thinking a lot about, and stewing about, for awhile now. I call it negative-forward vs. positive-forward language. For example, “Hey you/F*ck you! Why aren’t you doing this?!/You are doing this wrong!” vs. “Here are some helpful ways we can do XYZ.” It is very popular to be aggressive in…
Thanks. I was really hoping that the show would help change the minds of people whose minds need changing. I’m not sure if it accomplished that because I stopped watching because of the creator. I heard the series was fairly progressive, but I cannot support anything she’s done. She’s vile and hurtful and selfish.