I may not be the hardest working woman in show business but it’s safe to say I’m On the Grind. This is not a terrible thing when you love what you do, but it does put you in the bubble of always hustling for the next thing and maybe forgetting what your work might mean to others. The response to my Def Jam post was a bit overwhelming. I feel like I got the kind of kudos one might only hear in a eulogy. But lucky me: I’m alive and all ears. And so it really tickles me when another artist gives me a nod or a good word. It’s an unsolicited validation made sweet because of its surprise. I guess I’m gonna have to move Mr. Eric Jerome up on my Fall Reading List. Am I on yours?