In Preparation for My TEDx Talk

“You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.” – John Ford   Over the past few weeks, I have been spending time getting my brain caught up to reality – I am giving a TEDx…

Why I Bought Nike Stock

“You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If…

Beese Eats: Calabash

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl Estimated time to read: 6 minutes During my first conversation with the team at Calabash in Alexandria, Virginia, I thought it was a…

You Need Face to Face Interaction and A Website – Not Just Social …

We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it. – Eric Qualman  Estimated Time to Read: 6 minutes Social media has made this world so much smaller and a click away…

Beese Eats: KITH and KIN

     A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe. – Thomas Keller Estimated time to read: 4 minutes Last weekend, I had such an amazing time celebrating my 10-year Deltaversary (read 10-year Delta anniversary)…

Beese’s Pieces’ Wakanda Month-long Birthday Giveaway

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” –…

Beese Eats: Maty’s African Cuisine

You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food. – Kurt Vonnegut     A couple of weeks ago I was in Detroit, Michigan…

Reflecting: TEDxWilmington 7th Annual Conference

Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on. – Thurgood Marshall   Estimated time to read: 4 minutes When I first decided…

Beese Eats: De Ranch

  Never eat more than you can lift.  – Miss Piggy Estimated time to read: 4 minutes To say that I love to eat is an understatement. I am a huge foodie, but trust me when I say I am…