Archives for July 2011

Recall These Losers

Are we seriously stuck on stupid??

How is it that a nation with some intelligent people can be so stuck in the muck of its own inability to compromise, care about what happens to others and realise their impact on the rest of the world?

America is in the midst of its own self-created drama; for several months we have been talking about the impact of not raising the debt ceiling and now we’re down to the end of the noose rope.  … [Read more]

Always Bet on Black

My friend, Mia Imani (CEO of Star Legacy Media), and I are at it again.  We’ve turned away, for the moment, from political conversations towards discussing wonderful things some very creative people are doing.  In this interview we would like to introduce you to Mr. Alex Simmons — a talented, visionary writer and creator spanning multiple genres. … [Read more]

The Will of the People

Do The Right Thing‘ isn’t just the name of an old Spike Lee movie; it’s a strong sentiment and a wish directed from the American people toward their elected officials.Recent polls strongly suggest that the majority of Americans believe slicing ‘entitlements’ (i.e., Social Security and Medicaid) that form the basis of financial support for many citizens is a wrong move towards getting America’s budget deficit under control.  … [Read more]

Is This For Real?

Years ago, spoken word artist and visionary poet, the late Gil Scott-Heron, wrote a song called ‘B Movie’.  Perhaps it is because he recently passed away in May of this year or maybe it’s because I’ve been thinking about the idea that history repeats itself that Mr. Scott-Heron has crossed my mind so often lately.

I can’t do him any justice; watch this 9-minute clip for yourself and decide whether or not you think much has changed:

In ‘B Movie’ he said during the poetry refrain*:

This ain’t really your life,Ain’t really your life,Ain’t really ain’t nothing but a movie.”

To many people, outside of the persistent hardships they’re facing, not much feels real lately.  … [Read more]

America…What’s to Like?

I left Germany earlier and I’m now in France.  Being away from home reminds me of a recent online conversation I had with a friend who is relocating; she’s leaving the United States for the next few years.  Her impending departure got us talking; I’m relaying here what I said to her about what it feels like to leave this country and what there is to like enough to want to return.… [Read more]

235 Years Old…Happy Birthday America!

You beautiful dame…here’s to your first 235 years — and here’s to many more. I wish you prosperity, fairness, grace and peace for all of your citizens and those whom you influence around the world!

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What’s Said vs. What is Meant…

Who isn’t used to double-talk?  We see/hear it in the news every day; it’s all around us.

I belong to a close-knit group of women; every once in a while we take time to vent our frustrations about what takes place on the job, in relationships, with family, etc.  The following is one of our attempts to turn into a game the things that annoy us and decipher fact from fiction.   … [Read more]