I have had it. Enough is enough. What is this world coming to? We are beginning to sound like a bunch of 3 year olds. I am a grown ass woman, damn it! And I’ve earned my right to speak as such. What has prompted this most recent rant? An article from the New York Times Style section which … More Quick Take: What the Heck is Going on Here?
Jesse’s gone. Al’s gone. But hurt and hostility still remain in the small town of Jena, Louisiana, the site of the racially charged conflict surrounding a group of black high school students infamously known as the Jena 6. Yesterday, I came across a Christian Science Monitor article, “Media Myths about the Jena 6” by Jena resident, Craig Franklin as told … More Quick Take: I Post. You Decide.
Imagine being the member of a family that included a set of twins and sextuplets all under the age of 8. It was just enough for me to deal with one sister six years my junior. But despite my nerves — they get real bad sometimes — I believe I would just love to be a … More Guilty Pleasure: Meet My New Family – The Gosselins
I am always telling my students to get ready for their close-up which can happen unexpectedly at any time. When my “close-up” came late last week, I, of course, wasn’t quite ready. A few days ago, I received a note from the publisher of an article I wrote about hip hop and domestic violence over a … More Quick Take: Mic Check Please – My “Close-Up” on Back Porch
It seems that prayer hasn’t worked thus far. I am considering dousing myself in holy water. I know I say this every time but I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with me. I have these unexplainable weaknesses for the strangest things. Now you are probably wondering what the hell I am talking about. I have yet another … More Friends in My Ears
While riding on the subway to my small childless apartment, I began peering at the newspaper article being read by a burly superchocolate man seated to my left. Strange, I thought, why would this guy be interested in a New York Times piece called, “Spies in the Sandbox”? No, it was not a high … More Quick Take: The Hands that Rock the Cradle
You can’t tell by looking at me but I like to eat. There is a major caveat: The food has to be good and the place damn near antiseptic. I don’t want to see any flies buzzing around. If you are handling my food, your fingernails must be clean and your garment, if you are … More Quick Take: The Best of Brooklyn – Joyce Bakeshop