Thursday, September 29, 2011
A friend passed along this short film for me to watch. It's titled, THE ENDING. I just got around to viewing it. WOW! All I can say is, WOW!! The film's narrator could have been any number of cats I know. Heck, he could have even been...me. WOW! There MUST be something GOD wants me to do in this life 'cause I'm STILL here. And He knows I've experienced any number of situations that had a high possibility of being MY ending.
The Ending from Seek ThePoet on Vimeo.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
1.) A man is measured by his ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
2.) A man is measured by his CHARACTER.
-- "Character is who you are when nobody is around."
3.) A man is measured by his COMPANIONS.
-- "Tell me who you hang with and I will tell you who you are."
4.) A man is measured by his COMMITMENTS.
5.) A man is measured by his CONCERNS.
-- "You know a man by what keeps him up at night."
I realize that my life---on many levels---is not what I want it to be because of a lack of commitment. Hi, my name is, CAM, and I am commitment phobic. My body isn't sculpted the way I'd 100% like because I am not committed to working out the way I'd need to to accomplish that feat. I am not in a romantic relationship because I am not committed enough to do what's mandatory to keep anyone around. Professionally, my life is devoid of fulfillment because I have not been committed enough to pursue what I want with even a modicum of focus. Okay, that's not true. Maybe a modicum. But not much more. And, the truth is, for whatever ridiculous reason, I harbor thoughts that I am not talented enough. Or smart enough. Or possibly even young enough to be sought after to do what I inherently know I CAN do!! The ONLY person piling the mud onto my wings that keeps me from flying is I. Period. --- Well, it's a new day. And I STILL have breath. Therefore, I can STILL make changes! I promised myself after I walked out of yesterday's Wisdom Brunch For Men that CAM Jr IS worthy of EVERYTHING he wants. Every thing I want. And I'm going after it! For the first time in a lonnnnng time, I'm COMMITTING myself to it! Amen.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The ORIGINALS in 1976
The NOT-SO-ORIGINALS in 2011
I'm not even going to give this new version of CHARLIE'S ANGELS the time of day because I loved the original one so much. That was 35 yrs ago!!! WOW! Back then, the sun rose and set with FARRAH FAWCETT, JACLYN SMITH & KATE JACKSON. I didn't throw out my scrapbook of the show until my actual graduation day from COLLEGE!!!!! In 1986!!! --- In regard to this new version of the show, SADE sang it best...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I just finished watching the Premiere of Simon Cowell's THE X FACTOR! And I'm happy to say that out of the Los Angeles auditions my two, favorite contestants are STACY FRANCIS and CHRIS RENE! Stacy is a 42-yr-old, single mother of two, young children. CHRIS is a 28-yr-old singer/songwriter who just got out of rehab and was only 70 days sober at his incredible audition! I saw TERRELL CARTER perform, too. He was fine, but not nearly as interesting to me as STACY & CHRIS. I'll watch tomorrow to see what the next round of auditions offers.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy over its armed services. Now, if you're gay and serving in the military, you can ADMIT it! I hope that all those gay enlistees who worried about their enlistment can now breathe a sigh of relief. NOBODY benefits from a life lived LESS than FREELY. NOBODY!
Monday, September 19, 2011
THE HELP! Okay, so I treated myself to a viewing of the new film. Either way, I enjoyed what I saw. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer were simply terrific! Bryce Dallas Howard and Emma Stone were sensational, too. One of my friends, Donald, isn't interested in seeing the film because of the way blacks are treated in it. I understand that. I think he's missing out, though, because the black characters in the film are courageous, hard-working and loaded with integrity. Their jobs as house servants didn't define them. Their characters did!! Heck, I'd rather know THEM than a host of black lawyers and doctors out here in the world today!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Over the past thirteen years I have worked only God knows how many Bar Mitzvahs. Last night added another one to the roster. It was as harmless as they always are. And it was filled with power brokers in the entertainment industry
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
When my mother died 26+ years ago, I decided then and there that there wasn't any, human being I couldn't live without. And, for the most part, I still hold that belief today. What I didn't realize, though, is that what I meant is that I can live without anyone who DIES. If the person is still alive, that changes things. No, I'm not the kind of man who sits in a room, lamenting the loss of a relationship, days on end. But I clearly realize today that I do miss particular friendships. One such friendship ended recently when a friend of damn near 23 years told me that he no longer wanted to have anything to do with me. His reasons were sound: he simply couldn't forgive some of the unfriendly conduct I've hurled his way over the years. I get that. But getting it doesn't stop me from wanting to BE friends. That was then. And I know for a fact I'd NEVER behave again as I had in the past. However, my transformation is simply too little, too late.
I wish my friend well. Honestly I do. And I shall continue to reach out to him, from time to time. Whether he responds to my calls/texts or not. 'Cause truth be told...
...I'm so glad we've had this time together...