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Praying Sister Friends

In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out. –…


Prepping 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…


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 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…