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Wendy Gladney
Let’s Get a Few Things Straight 
January 26, 2023
When life throws you a curve ball, you must either sit on the sidelines or get in the game.  Recently, I had someone very close to me admitted to the hospital, and I had to not only help with things pertaining to their home and personal business, but I also had to make serious decisions pertaining to their health and overall wellbeing.  ... read more »
December 15, 2022
As we celebrate the holidays and begin the countdown to the New Year many of us will think about the things that were on our to-do-list twelve months ago that we had hoped to get accomplish but failed.  They say, if you want to see God laugh tell him your plans. The proverbial expression adapted from the Robert Burns poem, “To a Mouse,” regarding the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, is so true.  No matter how detailed or good intentioned we are with our plans, there are some things in life that are out of our control and can make our plans unsuccessful. Some of the things that were on our list that we failed to achieve was because we lost focus or because they were just not meant to be.   ... read more »
Madam Mayor  
December 8, 2022
The official date of passing the baton to Los Angeles’ first woman mayor and also the first woman of color is December 12th.    ... read more »
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What’s Going On? 
December 1, 2022
   Like many of you, music has been a big part of my life in both my childhood and adulthood. I have fond memories of listening to the sweet sounds coming from my grandmother’s record player. ... read more »
Mayor-Elect Karen Bass Holds 1st Press Conference
November 17, 2022
Standing before a multi-ethnic group of supporters, Mayor-elect Karen Bass declared her intentions to tackle the city’s most pressing issues on day one of her tenure. Bass expressed that commitment at her first press conference since being recognized as the winner of Los Angeles mayoral race on Wednesday, Nov. 16. ... read more »
Why We Must Promote Love Over Hate 
November 17, 2022
I often ask myself why are people more prone to be negative than positive?  Why do we seem to find the bad in people before we search for the good?  I consciously try to live my life in the realm of forgiving people, showing kindness, and demonstrating love in a tangible way.   ... read more »
Getting Our Youth Off the Streets 
November 10, 2022
Homelessness continues to be a major problem across our country.  When most of us think about the homeless, we think of those who have a drinking problem or suffer from various addictions, but it is bigger than this picture.    ... read more »
Save Your Breast By Doing The Test  
October 27, 2022
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The point is to raise awareness around the impact of breast cancer.  Women should start considering getting mammograms on a regular basis around the age of 40 and annually after turning 50. ... read more »
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 “Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave” 
October 20, 2022
Sir Walter Scott said, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” This quote roughly translates to mean that when one acts dishonestly, they are initiating problems, and a domino structure of complications, that will eventually run out of control. Bottom line, when people act in a dishonest fashion, what they do in the dark will eventually come to light.   ... read more »
The Measure of a Man 
October 13, 2022
Many have written books about men who are virtuous and embody strong values.  The quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy,” sums it up quite succinctly in my opinion.    ... read more »
Honoring Every Part of Who You Are  
October 6, 2022
Growing up as a bi-racial child today in America is not unusual, however when I was born in 1961, it was a new trend. Interestingly, children of mixed heritage have been with us since the beginning of time, ... read more »
What is it You Truly Know? 
September 15, 2022
I remember when I first subscribed to Oprah’s O Magazine and how I looked forward to reading the back of the magazine where there was a section Oprah called, “What I Know For Sure.” She eventually even wrote a whole book on the subject.   ... read more »
Wendy’s Window – Another Year Around the Sun
September 1, 2022
I am grateful to see another year where I have been able to accomplish a few things, while pushing forward projects that are still yet to be completed. I am enjoying this season of my life. ... read more »
Sending Kids To College 
August 25, 2022
This is the time of year when we take or send our kids to college. I can remember both the joy and sorrow of taking my daughter, Courtney, to Spelman and a few years later taking my son, Freddie, to the University of California at Irvine (UCI).   ... read more »
Summertime and the Living Isn’t Easy 
July 28, 2022
Summertime has always been an interesting time for me.  When my children were little, they could not wait until school was out to enjoy the lazy days of summer. ... read more »
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