Mondays With Marta G

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Marta C. Youngblood (aka Marta G)

Start your work week off right on Mondays With Marta G. (MWMG) where I discuss current events, share poetry and prose, and call out outrageous human behavior.

October 4, 2019 – Mendacity and Red Eye Runs

September 30, 2019 – Do You, Boo

September 27, 2019 – The Duality of Faith and Facts, A Story of Sorts (Part 2)

September 23, 2019 – 704

September 20, 2019 – Waking Up Savage

September 16, 2019 – 16 Days of #AskDrMarta

September 9, 2019 – The Duality of Faith and Facts, A Story of Sorts (Part 1)

September 2, 2019 – First Class State of Mind

August 26, 2019 – Tribe and Tested

August 23, 2019 – Black With No Chaser (And 5 Reasons We All Need It Right Now)

August 19, 2019 – The Importance of Betting On Yourself

August 12, 2019 – LOVES, Road Trips and Subway Sandwiches

August 11, 2019 – The Real Deal Dads

August 6, 2019 – Remembering Toni

August 4, 2019 – We Make 6 Look Good

July 22, 2019 – How Bad Do You Want It?

July 15, 2019 – Live Bait, Fresh Pizza

July 8, 2019 – It’s A New Dawn

July 5, 2019 – The Look

July 1, 2019 – The Picture Poem

June 23, 2019 – My New Year

June 17, 2019 – The Big Swallow

June 10, 2019 – A History of Duty

June 3, 2019 – May You Always Be Satisfied

May 27, 2019 – I Gotta Be Me

May 20, 2019 – Soul Music

May 13, 2019 – So About Those 44 Hours In Texas

May 6, 2019 – I Have So Many Questions

April 29, 2019 – HeART of the Matter

April 22, 2019 – 5 Things All Nerds Need To Win Summer 2019

April 19, 2019 – Youth Programs For Feeding The Mind: A List of STEAM Summer Camps – 2019 Arkansas Edition

April 15, 2019 – The Cost

April 12, 2019 – Where To Find the Best Geekalicious Movies and Shows This Summer

April 8, 2019 – Surprise!

April 5, 2019 – The MARVELous Rise of Princess Shuri, Ironheart and Spiderwoman

April 1, 2019 – Dear Marvel Studios, It’s Time For the Oncoming Storm

March 25, 2019 – The MARVEL Timeline for the 90’s You Wish You’d Had Before Watching Captain Marvel

March 22, 2019 – They Came For The Wrong Ones – A Call For A Community Conversation

March 18, 2019 – Paris On My Mind

March 11, 2019 – Creatively Combatting False Narratives

March 8, 2019 – What A MARVELous International Women’s Day

March 4, 2019 – Exploring Hot Springs-Sweet Land of Liberty

March 1, 2019 – Exploring Hot Springs-First Friday Gallery Walk

February 28, 2019 – The Backside of Nowhere

February 25, 2019 – Black Panther Makes History Again

February 18, 2019 – Do Black People Do Classical Arts? (Part 3)

February 15, 2019 – Am I Fat?

February 11, 2019 – Here, There, and Everywhere

February 4, 2019 – I Did It For Me

January 28, 2019 – The Weary Blues and Hughes

January 22, 2019 – The spARK Report: The Lost Romantic Spot In Arkansas

January 21, 2019 – A New Form of Civil War

January 7, 2019 – Do Black People Do Classical Arts? (Part 2)

December 31, 2018 – The spARK Report

December 28, 2018 – This Christmas

December 24, 2018 – Lions and Tigers and Shutdowns, Oh My!

December 23, 2018 – Twas Two Days Before Christmas

December 17, 2018 – Belonging (Part 2)

December 15, 2018 – Do Black People Do Classical Arts?

December 10, 2018 – Belonging

December 3, 2018 – Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler!

November 26, 2018 – The Real

November 24, 2018 – Wise Women

November 19, 2018 – A Dream Delivered – Reflection on the Deadly Sexy Movie Premiere

November 12, 2018 – American History For Morons

November 5, 2018 – Generation What?

October 29, 2018 – Sunset

October 27, 2018 – Where The Air Is Rarified

October 22, 2018 – The Cool Down

October 22, 2018 – Give It A Try

October 19, 2018 – Tiny Little Secrets

October 16, 2018 – The Bonus Black Lightning Round

October 15, 2018 – The Blackness

October 8, 2018 – The Death of Conversation

October 1, 2018 – Positivity

September 24, 2018 – 20 Years Later

September 21, 2018 – Airport Innovations

September 17, 2018 – The “Real Talk” Christian Challenge

September 11, 2018 – I Remember

September 10, 2018 – Worth the Climb

September 3, 2018 – Gloria Unlimited

August 26, 2018 – Exploring Hot Springs–A Stroll Down Orange Street

August 20, 2018 – 9 Things That Help Me Relax

August 13, 2018 – The Right Fit

August 6, 2018 – You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have

July 23, 2018 – It’s Not Time Yet

July 16, 2018 – Podcast Recommendation

July 13, 2018 – Hard Times

July 9, 2018 – Fun Times Made In Georgia

June 30, 2018 – Music From My Childhood

June 29, 2018 – Defining Dynasty

June 25, 2018 – Zoom (Part 2)

June 24, 2018 – Zoom (Part 1)

June 18, 2018 – 10 Things I Hate About Moving

June 11, 2018 – Balancing SCALES With ‘Loo Love

https://thewriteaddiction.com/2018/06/11/balancing-scales-with-loo-love-❤%EF%B8%8F-💙/

June 9, 2018 – Be Ready

June 4, 2018 – Exploring Hot Springs – The Running of the Tubs

June 1, 2018 – The Hook Brings You Back

May 28, 2018 – Is 911 Backlot Avenue Your Permanent Address?

May 27, 2018 – The Lessons My Mother Continues To Teach Me

May 21, 2018 – Spring Blossoms in Magnolia

May 18, 2018 – Choices

May 14, 2018 – Exploring Hot Springs – Walking Thru History

May 7, 2018 – Does This Make You Uncomfortable?

May 5, 2018 – Historic Downtown Hot Springs Farmers’ Market

May 4, 2018 – Letting Go Of What If (Part 1)

April 30, 2018 – Are You Happy?

April 29, 2018 – Prayer

April 28, 2018 – 10 Things You Need To Know Before You Watch Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 (No Spoilers)

April 25, 2018 – 967

April 23, 2018 – This Little Light of Mine

April 16, 2018 – Reflected Figures’ Feelings

April 9, 2018 – Be Grateful

April 2, 2018 – The Caption Challenge

March 26, 2018 – Elastic Family Ties

March 19, 2018 – Choose Wisely

March 12, 2018 – Love Lost Is A Many Splendored Thing

March 5, 2018 – The Real Wakanda: When Art Imitates Black Life

February 26, 2018 – Mixed Messages

February 26, 2018 – The Real Wakanda: General Okoye

February 23, 2018 – Plenipotentiary Powers: 5 Reasons To Not Have a Bad Day At Work

February 19, 2018 – 5:30 AM

February 12, 2018 – 11 Ways To Protect Your Relationships With Your Black Friends After Watching Marvel’s Black Panther

February 5, 2018 – MAGA vs. DACA

January 29, 2018 – Due Justice

January 22, 2018 – The New Black Entertainment Televison  

January 20, 2018 – Shutdown Politics and Everyday People

January 15, 2018 – The Promise

January 8, 2018 – A Preview

January 7, 2018 – All You Gotta Do Is Say Yes

January 1, 2018 – An Invitation

December 25, 2017 – The Time Machine

December 18, 2017 – To Hell With Science and Other Ridiculous Notions

December 15, 2017 – Special Edition: Besties

December 11, 2017 – Christmas Cheer

December 4, 2017 – Holiday Travelin’

November 27, 2017 – We Are Family

November 22, 2017 – The Glamourous Life

November 6, 2017 – 10 Things You Never Thought You’d Need To Know (But You Really Do)

October 30, 2017 – What Are You Prepared To Do?

October 22, 2017 – 5 Signs of a Time to Chill

October 9, 2017 – Crackled: A Short Story in Seven Part Greyscale

October 2, 2017 – The People Behind TheWRITEaddiction

September 18, 2017 – The Color of Mission Work

September 11, 2017 – The Power of Prayer

September 5, 2017 – In the Eye of the Hurricane

September 2, 2017 – This is Gonna Be A REALLY Black Post (Sorry, Not Sorry)

August 21, 2017 – Have Black Historians Been Wrong All Along? A Discussion

August 14, 2017 – Back 2 School (The Affirmative Action Edition)

August 7, 2017 – This Isn’t About Trump, Not Really

August 5, 2017 – If Not Us, Then Who?

August 2, 2017 – Facing Facts: White Privilege

July 31, 2017 – Living With Unmet Expectations

July 24, 2017 – Only The Lonely

July 17, 2017 – The Village Market Atlanta

July 10, 2017 –

July 2, 2017 – #ComeThru37 (Part 3)

June 26, 2017 – #ComeThru37 (Part 2)

June 25, 2017 – #ComeThru37 (Part 1)

June 19, 2017 – All Hail, Queen Nubia

June 5, 2017 – Tipping Towards 40: Revelations About What Comes Next

June 1, 2017 – Free Food For Kids This Summer

May 31, 2017 – Flying High

May 29, 2017 – The Long Road Home (Part 2)

May 28, 2017 – Dusting Off My Pages Of Life

May 22, 2017 – The Long Road Home (Part 1)

May 15, 2017 – The Poets’ Corner

May 1, 2017 – Floating Thru NWA & BAS17 Reflections

April 30, 2017 – Raining Revolution

April 16, 2017 – Slumbers’ Delight

April 10, 2017 – Morning Encouragement

April 9, 2017 – Sanctuary

April 5, 2017 – Everwandering

April 3, 2017 – National Poetry Month!!!

March 19, 2017 – We’re Not In (Ar)Kansas Anymore

March 12, 2017 – Expect Joy

March 6, 2017 – The Is A (Wo)man’s World Too

February 28, 2017 – BHM: How Does It Feel?

February 27, 2017 – Do Unto Others…

February 20, 2017 – Moving Days

February 15, 2017 – Even The Strong Need A Shoulder To Lean On

February 13, 2017 – Permission To Lighten Up

February 12, 2017 – BHM: International Day Of Women And Girls In Science 2017

February 6, 2017 – A Reflection

February 5, 2017 – BHM: Fact Over Fiction

February 4, 2017 – Black Enterprise Today

February 2, 2017 – The List Of Black Dollmakers Is Growing!

February 1, 2017 – Not Your Average BHM

January 30, 2017 – An Open Letter To My Science Colleagues

January 28, 2017 – Forgiveness: The Path To Real Peace And Joy

January 26, 2017 – A Tribute To Midnight Love

January 23, 2017 – Have Car, Will Travel

January 22, 2017 – Women’s March On Washington

January 16, 2017 – MLK Day

January 9, 2017 – African Queens

January 2, 2017 – Self Love ❤

January 1, 2017 – The Best Is Yet To Come

December 27, 2016 – How The “Year Of Yes” Brought Me Back To Shondaland

December 26, 2016 – Silence Is Uncalled For

December 25, 2016 – How To Let Go Of Old Traditions During The Holidays

December 23, 2016 – The Friday Funny

December 19, 2016 – The Best Part Of Waking Up

December 18, 2016 – Take Responsibility For Your Happiness

December 12, 2016 – Growing Up With The BSC

November 21, 2016 – Scroll Volume 2

November 7, 2016 – Scroll Volume 1

November 6, 2016 – Travel SHEro Bessie Stringfield

October 31, 2016 – How Tim Gunn Just Made Me Fall In Love With Him All Over Again

October 24, 2016 – A Fearless Life

October 17, 2016 – Country Ways

October 10, 2016 – The Case For Being Completely Myself

October 3, 2016 – Marvelous Progress With A DC Twist

September 26, 2016 – What Motivates You?

September 25, 2016 – My Four Fathers

September 19, 2016 – I Too, Am America (And So Much More)

September 12, 2016 – Balance

August 21, 2016 – Made In America

August 15, 2016 – Breaking Bad Form

August 13, 2016 – Putting In Work For All This #BlackGirlMagic

August 9, 2016 – Coffee, The Addiction I Honestly Don’t Want To Recover From…

August 7, 2016 – #LoveMySpouse: A Response

July 30, 2016 – The Road To Recovery

July 25, 2016 – Failing Successfully

July 16, 2016 – Figure It Out

July 4, 2016 – Paper Cuts & Leads Bleed But Where Does That Leave Journalism? – Part 2

July 2, 2016 – Paper Cuts & Leads Bleed But Where Does That Leave Journalism? – Part 1

June 20, 2016 – The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery

June 13, 2016 – Story Starters

May 23, 2016 – What Makes Me Happy

May 15, 2016 – Introducing “The Pop Off”

April 17, 2016 – Unapologetically Black-ish

April 4, 2016 – Strong Stock

March 27, 2016 – C.M.E. Sundays

March 21, 2016 – The Tiny House In The Tiny Town Near Little Bear Lake

March 14, 2016 – Palo Duro Canyon State Park (TX)

March 7, 2016 – My Mother’s Love

March 1, 2016 – Half Of A Lifetime

February 29, 2016 – Mahalo

February 15, 2016 – Love Overboard

February 8, 2016 – The Trap Of Beyoncé’s New “Formation” Video

February 7, 2016 – When Satan Becomes The Worship Leader, A Response

February 1, 2016 – Staying Alive

January 26, 2016 – Birth Of Nation

January 25, 2016 – Starting Over Again

January 11, 2016 – Lullaby

January 4, 2016 – Revolutions And The Side Effects Of Iceless Glasses

December 28, 2015 – Happy (2015)

December 21, 2015 – The Blessed Burden Of Growing Up Girlstock: Part 1

December 14, 2015 – auReality: Part 7

December 7, 2015 – auReality: Part 6

November 30, 2015 – auReality: Part 5

November 29, 2015 – Teaching Today: Do You Have What It Takes?

November 23, 2015 – What You Make Of It: Part 3

November 23, 2015 – auReality: Part 4

November 21, 2015 – Endless Wonder

November 16, 2015 – The Importance Of Culturally Competent Awareness

November 10, 2015 – NaNoWriMo Day 10 Update

November 9, 2015 – auReality: Part 3

November 2, 2015 – auReality: Part 2

November 1, 2015 – What You Make Of It: Part 1

October 27, 2015 – Remembering Grandmama

October 26, 2015 – An Open Plea For The Return Of Customer Service

October 24, 2015 – First World Country Blues

October 19, 2015 – auReality: Part 1

October 5, 2015 – Taking Charge Of Life’s Little Changes

September 29, 2015 – Fathers And Daughters

September 28, 2015 – Super Moon, Friends And Reflections Of Endless Wonder

September 21, 2015 – Is Someone You Know Impacted By Sickle Cell Disease? Chances Are, The Answer Is, “Yes”!

September 14, 2015 – What Would Happen If You Interviewed Siri For A Job?

September 7, 2015 – Island Whispers

September 1, 2015 – Ready To “Fall”?

August 31, 2015 – Choirs Of Heaven: The Breath Of Life Eternal

August 26, 2015 – Want A Good Job? Then Dress Like It

August 24, 2015 – The Choirs Of Heaven: Birth Of An Angel

August 22, 2015 – My Strength

August 17, 2015 – Family Is Everything And So Much More

August 10, 2015 – Honor Thy Father: Part 9

August 7, 2015 – A Morning Reflection

August 3, 2015 – Racing Astronauts: Part 9

July 31, 2015 – The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, An Experience

July 27, 2015 – Racing Astronauts: Part 8

July 20, 2015 – Racing Astronauts: Part 7

July 13, 2015 – Reality Check

July 6, 2015 – Racing Astronauts: Part 6

July 6, 2015 – Honor Thy Father: Part 8

July 4, 2015 – A Dream Deferred, But Not Forgotten

June 29, 2015 – It Helps To Know Where You Come From

June 28, 2015 – Honor Thy Father: Part 7

June 20, 2015 – Enter Homocyberneticus

June 20, 2015 – When My Words Failed Me And What Happened Next

June 15, 2015 – Racing Astronauts: Part 5

June 8, 2015 – Fund My Wanderlust

June 6, 2015 – An Evening With Jeremy Brooks

June 2, 2015 – Life As A Huxtable: The Challenge Of Living A Black American Dream

June 1, 2015 – Racing Astronauts: Part 4

May 30, 2015 – Saturday Short Stories

May 26, 2015 – California, My Undiscovered Country

May 25, 2015 – Racing Astronauts: Part 3

May 24, 2015 – It Matters How You Start The Race

May 18, 2015 – Racing Astronauts: Part 2

May 16, 2015 – Racing Astronauts: Part 1

May 11, 2015 – The Perfect Marriage

May 4, 2015 – Honor Thy Father: Part 6

May 2, 2015 – Celebrating Saturday Sheroes

April 27, 2015 – Honor Thy Father: Part 5

April 20, 2015 – Honor Thy Father: Part 4

April 13, 2015 – Honor Thy Father: Eva’s Men

April 6, 2015 – Honor Thy Father: Who Is Dr. Evangeline “Eva” Barnett?

April 4, 2015 – Precious Moments Caught On Camera: The Packing Of 1512

March 30, 2015 – Honor Thy Father: Prologue

March 28, 2015 – The Magical Illusion Of Facebook Friendships

March 26, 2015 – The Antidote For Modern Day Slavery

March 23, 2015 – Making It Work Monday

March 21, 2015 – Life Hack Fashion: 10 Stylish Ways To Make Your Waist Look Smaller

March 20, 2015 – The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend

March 16, 2015 – Welcome To The Life Hack Living Week On TheWRITEaddiction

March 12, 2015 – How Big Of A Black Panther Fan Are You?

March 9, 2015 – What Do You Really Know About Arkansas?

March 8, 2015 – Pop Quiz Week On TheWRITEaddiction

March 2, 2015 – Can You Hear Me Now? The Craziest Things That Never Make It Past My Internal Monologue Filter

March 1, 2015 – Why So Serious?

February 23, 2015 – Back Down Memory Lane

February 22, 2015 – No Struggle, No Progress

February 16, 2015 – From Love To Outrage

February 10, 2015 – And If You Need To Hear What Love Sounds Like, Any One Of These Will Get It

February 10, 2015 – Love Is…

February 9, 2015 – My Love, My Heart

February 4, 2015 – This Is Arkansas, Just In Case They Got You Wondering

February 2, 2015 – I’m Your Girl Scout, Yeah

February 2, 2015 – Sleepytown (for Academics Only)

January 30, 2015 – The Anti-Tribute For Folks Most Commonly Referred To As Haters

January 26, 2015 – Can Anyone We Know Ever Truly Be Lost?

January 22, 2015 – Truth, Justice and the American Way

January 17, 2015 – Being Black?

January 12, 2015 – Hair Matters

January 5, 2015 – The “Just Say No To ‘Like’ Challenge”

January 4, 2015 – Dancing Thru Life With My Father And The Lessons I’m Still Learning

December 29, 2014 – I Can’t Believe You’re Not Having Kids!

December 22, 2014 – Pastors Are Not Kings: A Discussion For Our Churches That Is Long Overdue

December 20, 2014 – Why I Am Moving Out Of Shondaland: A Discussion

December 16, 2014 – The Flip Side: Thoughts On Post-Racial America

December 15, 2014 – To Ferguson And Beyond

December 14, 2014 – Social Justice And All That Jazz

December 11, 2014 – A Saltwatered Sea Shanty

December 8, 2014 – Really Smart People And The Dumb Things They Say

December 1, 2014 – Let’s Talk About Sex And Stuff

November 24, 2014 – The Sign Of My Times

November 17, 2014 – Flipping The Script

November 16, 2014 – A Degree Of Understanding

November 11, 2014 – Technology, Writing And The Power Of Connection

November 10, 2014 – Do You Speak Dream?

November 7, 2014 – Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You?)

November 6, 2014 – Some Ideas Just Never Let You Go

November 4, 2014 – The Flip Side Of Living A Super Powered Life: A Cautionary Tale

November 3, 2014 – The Princess Of Peach: Part 2

November 2, 2014 – And I Shall Wear A Crown

October 27, 2014 – Living The Life Of A Warrior Maiden: A Tribute To The Lady Sif

October 25, 2014 – Why Are There So Many Starving Writers?

October 20, 2014 – Peace, Be Still

October 13, 2014 – Ocean Blues

October 8, 2014 – Cartoons Aren’t Always For Kids

October 8, 2014 – An Editorial On The Impact Of Media Messaging

October 6, 2014 – The Sound Of My Music

September 29, 2014 – Who Am I?

September 22, 2014 – The Princess Of Peach: Part 1

September 15, 2014 – The Role Of The Matriarch 

September 8, 2014 – Water Falls

September 1, 2014 – Start ‘Em Young

August 27, 2014 – That Thing She Said On Monday

August 25, 2014 – The Opportunity Of A Lifetime

August 19, 2014 – The Stories We Tell Our Children

August 18, 2014 – The Call Of The Drum

August 11, 2014 – Special Edition

August 11, 2014 – Where An Adult Can Be A Kid

August 4, 2014 – Taking It All In Stride

August 3, 2014 – Something Awesome This Way Comes!

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