Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Nutritious Snack

I'm gonna turn this life of unfulfillment around sooner than I think; then sit back, snacking on the best HOPE & PERSEVERANCE sandwich ever eaten!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Good Parenting 101

Ahhh, sure is rare refreshing to see when parents get it right.  :)  

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Terrell Carter...WOW!!!!!

Terrell Carter

I have always appreciated the vocal styling of TERRELL CARTER.  I mean, the man sings like a masculine bird (reminiscent of Teddy Pendergrass) and looks like a SUPERHERO (reminiscent of Superman in Man Of Steel)!  But I've gotta admit, until I heard his rendition of Whitney Houston's I Look To You, I never really saw him as interesting or talented a vocalist as say, Luther Vandross.  But, man, oh man, his take on this Whitney tune has made a believer out of me!!!  He sang that song with a control and self-restraint that I've never heard from him.  No over-the-top vocal gymnastics where every word is twelve syllables; just straight out singing with true, palpable feeling.  I LOVED it!  Heck, I LOVE it---present tense!!!

Congratulations, Mr. Carter.  I hope & pray the world is soon introduced to your vocal artistry.  And I hope & pray singing songs with this kind of technical and emotional balance is what your supporters can look forward to from henceforward.  What a talent!!!

God bless him!  If you love what you hear, tell him on Twitter!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Little Black Boy Wonder

Omari Hardwick

Actor, OMARI HARDWICK, has written a thought-provoking poem, LITTLE BLACK BOY WONDER, about slain teenager, Trayvon Martin, and has rounded up several of his actor friends to read it with him.  The tone is somewhat somber but I also hear an air of optimism.

Although I think Trayvon's murder was senseless, I still say all those who are rallying nationwide around this travesty might wanna take a look at what's going on in Chicago, too.  I mean, it appears that that city is in woeful need of the "We must do something" mantra held by all the Trayvon marchers!  'Cause "Little Black Boy (and Girl) Wonders" are being wiped out in that city every, single weekend!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Here Goes Somethin'!

Enough with the bull crap!  I'm ready to join the folks who look forward to each and every day!  The folks who go out to brunch on weekends with friends and truly enjoy themselves.  The folks who want to squeeze more hours into the day so they can keep doing what they're doing.  The folks for whom sleep is an annoyance instead of a reprieve.  I wanna see what it's like to live as they live.  For once in my life.  Okay, maybe the second or third time in my life.  Except, this time, I wanna experience it on a more regular basis.

All the above can be mine as long as I plan my work and work my plan.  Period.

First step, here I come.  I CAN make this life change.  I DO possess the FAITH.  

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Black & White Love

I think I look hella good in black & white.  I really do!  :) :) :) :)

Heck, everybody does!  Just go HERE

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

We Need You Now

As I read my Facebook news feed each day, I read more and more distress from people.  Distress from racial relations in the world.  Distress from sexual preference relations in the world.  Just distress upon distress.  I hope and pray that human beings can somehow, some way, embrace self-love and compassion.  Because those two commodities appear to be the most difficult to obtain.  However, they're the two, most important ingredients to living one's best life.

My mother used to say that a closed mouth doesn't get fed.  Well, I'm opening my mouth.  We need help.  God's help.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Not Guilty

George Zimmerman was found NOT GUILTY in the murder of Trayvon Martin.  Many black folks on Facebook voiced their outrage.  I'm sure they did the same on Twitter and every other social network.  But, I'm not surprised.  And I'm not surprised for one, simple fact:

The American judicial system CANNOT fail those it was NEVER created to PROTECT.

And so it goes.  This, too, shall pass.

God rest Trayvon's soul.  And also the souls of his parents and all who loved him.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

What A Doll

Ahhh, even in 'The Valley of The DOLLS', the landscape is a-changin'!

And that's a GRRRRRREAT thing!  :)

The Gift Of An Ordinary Day

I stumbled across the video below on someone's Facebook page and fell in love with what I heard.  So in love, I immediately went online to my local library's site and reserved the book.  Since then, I've read, THE GIFT OF AN ORDINARY DAY, by Katrina Kenison, and truly enjoyed it.  I don't have children, but reading her book almost made me wish I did!  Well, it made me wish I had children under 6 yrs old!  I wouldn't want to fight with teenagers!  :)

All in all, the book is a terrific read.  I highly recommend it!  :)

The Gift Of An Ordinary Day from Katrina Kenison on Vimeo.

Friday, July 12, 2013


I thank God that I'm STILL HERE!

And I thank Him for DONNA SUMMER, too!!!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Reading Is Fundamental

I know it's 2013 and things have changed since the days of my youth.  So, in time, I'm sure I'll get used to e-readers like Amazon's Kindle.  However, until that time comes, when I'm at home reading a good book, I'd like to do so in the same way this lady is doing it.  Holding a REAL book in my hands.  Of course, she's better than I am, 'cause I'd have an ice cold cocktail sitting really close by as I was reading!!  :)

BRONXco Riding

It appears that the horses forced to walk the mean streets of NYC have FINALLY said, "F*ck you" to the mean people on the mean streets of NYC.  Figuratively.  And, apparently...LITERALLY!  :) :)

No Pun Intended

Many folks on Twitter are all atwitter about a black woman working for the defense on the Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial.  From the looks of it, I'd say she appears quite HAPPY.  And quite EMPLOYED!  #getoveritfolks

Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Anti-wrinkle cream is NOT welcome by EVERYBODY!!!

And that's a GOOD thing!!  :) :) :) :)

Summer Breeze

Living here in southern California, there's no reason to ever sit inside instead of enjoying the glorious sunshine!  Yesterday, I sat inside.  I can't do that today.  God willing, I'm DEFINITELY going outside to LIVE and LOVE nature!

Summer breeze makes me feel fine,
Blowin' through the jasmine in my mind.

Piggyback Ride

My boy, STEFAN WILLIAMS, is a beast when it comes to sheer strength!  And he's such a generous and kind guy that if he doesn't give you the shirt off his back, he'll simply give you a RIDE on his back! :)

Happy Birthday, Baby

One of the MOST ORIGINAL cakes I've ever seen.

EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Chicago Pride 2013

My beloved sister attended Chicago Pride on June 30th and actually rode atop a float!!!  Good for her!  I walked in the NYC Pride Parade back in '97 or '98.  Just like ol' sis, I, too, had a BLAST!!!!  

Friday, July 5, 2013

If You Live Long Enough...

...you'll learn that NOBODY escapes dukin' it out with Mother Nature & Father Time!  Not even BARBIE!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

I Did NOT Sign Up For This!

I don't know who she is or where she lives, but I DO know watching her video made me laugh sooooo hard I CRIED!!!  REPEATEDLY!!!!!!

I hope a gutsy actress learns this rant word-for-word and performs it somewhere!  I'd ROAR!!!!!!!!  :) ;)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

We Need It, We Need It, We Need It

What the world needs now is ____, sweet ____.
It's the only thing that there's just too little of.