Forward Is the Only Direction

| This is the 454th story of Our Life Logs | My name is Kelvin Johnson and I was born in 1961 on the Southside of Chicago to a family of six kids. My siblings and I were all one year apart, and I was the second oldest. In my early life, my father worked as a barber, and my mother was a stay-at-home mom. Those early … Continue reading Forward Is the Only Direction

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Exhale and Recover 

| This is the 379th story of Our Life Logs | I grew up in the 1990s in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the times of “The Troubles.” If you didn’t know, The Troubles refer to a nasty civil dispute that spanned over 30 years between the British and Irish in the country over religious and nationalistic differences. Naturally, this made Northern Ireland a dangerous place to grow … Continue reading Exhale and Recover 

At the Foot of the Mountain

| This is the 344th story of Our Life Logs |I grew up on a small Caribbean Island in the 1990s where I loved to play sports and solve math problems. I always looked up to my dad who was a successful accountant and I dreamed of following in his footsteps. Though, as I began my journey to high school, I found myself straying from the … Continue reading At the Foot of the Mountain