Back to the Future

There's nothing new under the sun (or in front of it, if you include Monday's total eclipse.) There are, however, new ways of seeing old things. "the species that survives is the one that is able to adapt to and to adjust best to the changing environment in which it finds itself" ~Leon C. Megginson

I burn bridges, not people. Well, that is, if they aren't crossing when the fire flares up.

Discussion: The Last Word (2017)

I'd probably watch any Shirley MacLaine movie and while I was online tearing up folks' safe spaces today, I found "The Last Word" . If I had to guess the movie's plot - it would be moppet (Ann' Jewel Lee), a young black girl saves old white woman who saves young white woman (Amanda Seyfriend).... Continue Reading →

Pleasure of Privilege

I accosted a man today.   Maybe accost is a strong word but his initial body language indicated that I might have invaded his space.  Before the encounter he was moving at a leisurely pace with his canine ... a pooch who looked a lot like this ... and my curiosity pulled me into his... Continue Reading →

Life Lessons from Teen Pageants

The Miss Universe Organization crowned Miss Missouri Teen USA, Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff as Miss Teen USA 2017, today. Yes, I know.  Normally, I don't pay attention to pageants either. I don't watch or root for the hometown representative - nothing.    When I became an adult, I turned up my nose at all pageants.  I was... Continue Reading →

When opportunity knocks don't jam the door on it. In 1989, Super Music Producer Doctor Freeze offered the song "Poison" to our girl rap group, Flexx, to record but we passed on it. The R & B group Bell Biv Devoe went on to record it and sell more than 4 million copies! #oldschoolrap #90s... Continue Reading →

The world is my stage; spotlight in the sun. Pictured in the theatre, a life lived in acts.  

Adult Picture Books

Before Instagram, there were picture books with a complement of editorial copy that could be considered the literary version of the popular social networking site of today. One of those books, I consider one of the most enlightening books that I've read on Africans in America is "A Pictorial History of the Negro in America"... Continue Reading →

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