writing: a love story (sometimes)

Honestly, I have no shame in admitting that I am equal parts procrastinator and masochistic.  In fact, I’ve discussed these shortcomings very candidly on this here blog. But I can no longer hide from the fact that it’s all becoming quite taxing. The truth is that I’m tired of playing the mind games that I […]

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Ms. Ruby was a pure gem.

The Academy Award nomination she received in 2009 for her role in American Gangster was long overdue. Decades overdue. She was in her mid-80s then and although she didn’t take home the golden statue, the fact remains that only an actor of her caliber could make a two-hours-plus movie her own by way of eight […]

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a life well-lived.

“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them,” she once said. Though the phrasing of those words is quite simple, the sentiment screams oh, so loudly. That was usually the case with the precious pearls of wisdom that Dr. Maya Angelou imparted.

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no truer words…

Morning radio drives me crazy, every morning.  But every morning, I find myself flipping through the dials, hoping and praying that I’ll hear something other than ads for local car dealerships, discount plastic surgery (as if!) and of course, all of that talking and fake laughter.  It’s just so annoying.

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remembering Mandela.

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against White domination, and I have fought against Black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which […]

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March musings.

How is it March already?  Like, seriously? I was just browsing through astrologyzone.com to see what the new month has in store (sidebar:  Mercury is totally in retrograde until the 17th…can you feel it?) when I realized,”Yo, it’s March. March!  As in the third month of the year!”  

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so, I wrote this little essay…

“Two decades before Maya Rudolph and her zany crew brought the laughs in Bridesmaids, I spent a lazy afternoon watching a made-for-television movie of the same name.  Though the specifics are a bit fuzzy now, I recall that the plot centered on a quartet of besties who return home for a friend’s wedding.  Each woman […]

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