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This Week’s Guest – Monday, February 19, 2018


Maxine Thompson

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February 19, 2018


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February 19, 2018


February 19, 2018


K.M. Jackson
Award Winning Author of

The Betting Vow, et. al.



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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows

This Week’s Guest – Monday, February 5, 2018


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
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February 5, 2018


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February 5, 2018


February 5, 2018


Mary Monroe
New York Times BestSelling Author of

One House Over, Never Trust a Stranger, et. al.



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“Are you Homeless?”

“Are you homeless?” the woman with bald spots over her ears and a thunder cloud of natural hair, asked me.

I was standing in Jack In The Box in Inglewood. I looked down at my outfit. I did look a mess—a comfortable mess though. I had on my worn-looking gym shoes, tights, a somewhat faded but clean African print dress, topped by my freeform dreadlocks, which were thick, but a little fuzzy looking.

I should be embarrassed that I was mistaken for the homeless, but when I write, I get in the zone and become invisible to myself and to my characters whom I’m observing. I am vulnerable when I write, but I am happy as a hummingbird.

I had been on a writing binge at McDonald’s and was experiencing the afterglow that only writers can understand.

“No,” I replied. “Why do you ask? Do I look that bad?” I laughed out loud. I am blessed in that I have a roof over my head, but it’s funny how I can look “throwed away” (my late mother’s old expression) when I’m writing.

“No. You look fine. It’s just you are rolling a suitcase.”

I looked down at my laptop bag. “No, this is a laptop.”

I thought of all the women I see with suitcases walking around LA and Inglewood.

Many are homeless. They sleep in Starbucks and McDonald’s. They sleep on the sidewalks, in homeless camps, and in shelters. They wash up in the public restrooms.

In talking to the woman, I found out she was homeless and looking for food. She gave me the address of a homeless shelter which was helping her. I kept it to hand out to people. (I am still a social worker at heart.) The woman also admitted she had been clean from cocaine for two days. I had a few single dollars on me, so I gave her something. “Buy you something to eat,” I admonished.

I’ve blogged about the homeless before and given statistics.

Today, 1-28-18, in the Sunday Los Angeles Times, there is a new series called “Without a Home” about this ceaseless crisis.

According to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, in 2016, the county’s homeless number rose to 47,00, with 28,000 in the city alone. “This could be the year that we bring the numbers down.”

Can and could. But didn’t, so the newspaper says.

So, what can we do as citizens? There have been millions of dollars and endless political promises about homelessness, but the situation is getting worse. Can you rent out a house and give rooms to the homeless? I believe there is city money available to help to this end.

Just thinking out loud.





Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows

This Week’s Guest – Monday, January 8, 2018


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
Publisher, Literary Agent, Author, Host of Internet Show is cross-referenced to her other businesses

Dr. Maxine ThompsonArtist First Internet Radio


Dr. Maxine invites you to join her this week on her various shows where she will be speaking with some interesting people.


January 8, 2018


9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

This Week’s Guest Below- Monday, January 8, 2018

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January 8, 2018


January 8, 2018


Dr. Rosie Milligan
Publisher, Author, Speaker, Radio/TV Host, Founder of

Black Writers on Tour



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January 4, 2010

Dr. Maxine Thompson

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Hostage of Lies

Voted A Best Book of 2009

EDC Creations
Black Pearl Magazine

Black Butterfly Press

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  • Blog–My Spiritual and Loc Journey Vis-à-Vis My Writing Journey by Dr. Maxine Thompson

I started my loc (natty dreads, which ever one you call them) hair journey in September 2013. Since then, my hair has grown and thickened. On a physical level, I’m loving that. I’m a senior, and I always thought I would wear a short haircut, but now I’m just going with the flow. I’m starting to semi-freeform now, with less twists, too.

But it’s the spiritual level I love the most. I feel a connection with my ancestors. I’m hearing insights and seeing connections in my writing in the middle of the night. I wrote a scene where I heard, “Here you are. The scene has been given to you. Just record what you’re hearing.”

It’s been a while since I felt this attuned to the universe. Before my older sister, Nancy, passed in 2008, she wore sister locks, when I still wore my hair hot combed. She said she felt each hair was like an antennae, which made her in touch with love, truth and calling. During her hospice, I watched her transition gracefully as though she was already on that new spiritual plateau.

Meantime, I am working on the Nanowrimo Writing Challenge. Already, due to emergencies and life, I have fallen behind on the word count, but I feel it’s all good. I am where I need to be at this time. This is a time of healing, growth, and insight. I will love to see where my journey takes me in my writing.

(Picture taken September 2016)

 

  
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