I think it was Reuben, played by Elliott Gould, in the movie Oceans Twelve who said, “Didn’t you see the signs? I saw the signs.” He wasn’t talking about forecasting the future via crystal balls or tea leaves. He was saying, because of the nature of things, common sense suggests, X, Y and Z could be coming, … Continue reading Trump, Tea Leaves and Tragedy: What Makes a Good Leader?
I don’t know about you, but I have been suffering from anxiety messing with this coronavirus. It’s not staying in the house that’s doing it, at least, not entirely. I’m always in the house anyway – I work from home. But being advised/required/forced to stay here is messing with my brain. Suddenly I have this … Continue reading First World Problems, aka Being Petty in the Midst of a Pandemic, and a Boring but Worthy List to Combat the Angst
So, the coronavirus is a thing. Or, should I call it COVID-19? I’m not being flip. I’m certainly not laughing or even smiling as I write this, but I think it’s important not to get too heavy, you know? To maintain a sense of perspective. I did think about writing on something else this week. … Continue reading Pandemics and Perspective, Now We Have Both
My friend Adri always says when you find yourself in a potentially dodgy situation, and you have doubts about another person, always assume good intent. Meaning, when you wonder, “Hmmm. Is this person trying to play me dirty?” Don’t jump to the negative. Instead, give them the benefit of the doubt. It’s a perfect lesson … Continue reading Don’t Mess with The Honey Pot
We can all take something great from the following slice of Black Girl Magic. So, instead of trying to reason out the whys and wherefors to some foolishness that transpired in the media this week, I’m going to leave you with something inspiring, beautiful and encouraging – at least it was that for me. UCLA … Continue reading When Black Girl Magic Goes Viral
Believe it or not, I usually go with a less is more approach when it comes to how much to share online. It may seem like I let it all hang out in my blog and in other places, but I usually only speak when I have something to say. I censor myself, a lot. … Continue reading Ben Affleck, Can You Please Stop Talking about Jennifer Garner?
Happy Valentine’s Day everybody. I wish I could offer you a moving story about one-sided obsession turned happily ever after. Maybe a little family redemption and faith or something equally loving. But instead of spreading a written song of passion and care, I’m going to talk about yet another sad social media-related incident. This one … Continue reading Must We Uphold Freedom of Speech for Everyone? Sadly, Yes
I’ve never been one of those people who roll my eyes and say things like, “stick to playing make believe,” or, “stay in your lane, honey,” when movie stars and celebs use their platforms to comment on things outside the entertainment industry. We’re all human. Most things concern most people – if you’re the type … Continue reading Joaquin Phoenix Is No Joke
So, it’s been less than a week since Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter Gianna and seven other passengers. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that the world is mourning his death. There have been tributes all over the world, and endless news cycles reporting every detail of … Continue reading Kobe Bryant, Felicia Sonmez, and the Case of the Poorly Timed Tweet