Archive | June, 2009

Another ‘Something New’ Review: Lakeview Terrace

A few months back, I had rented a couple of movie DVDs, one was “The Family That Preys,” (AKA “Tyler Perry’s Dallas”) and the other was “Lakeview Terrace.” I said I would render my opinions on both films, so let me finally get around to talking about the latter. I liked it, plain and simple. […]

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A Monthly Mommy Break

I need to brag about my hair dresser, because she did a superb job on my hair today. Look at the curls, the tapered cut at my nape and my favorite part, the flips. Everything is in place and works well together, framing my face where necessary and appearing to fly away from the top. […]

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He Was a Thriller

When my deputy editor read the headlines aloud, the ones reporting that Michael Jackson had been rushed to a hospital after a cardiac arrest, unconscious and not breathing, I earnestly hoped  that he would recover. But the next day, as we talked about his death, I tensed as the conversation unfolded. Who would be the first […]

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Mud Season

Normally, I like the rain. It’s conducive to taking rejuvenating naps, takes care of watering the flowers and shrubs when I’m short on time, and makes you slow down to take time for leisurely, intellectual past times like blogging. But enough is enough, already. We in the Northeast have had weeks and weeks of rain […]

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Duncan & Paulette: With Reservations

Another week, another batch of emails read and selected for the blog. Read on. They do get more interesting. Paulette and Ralph proceed with plans for their engagement party, while Paulette’s friend tries to keep a positive attitude about the whole thing. To: Ralph Simmons From: Paulette Barrow Date: June 24, 2008, 3:30 p.m., EST […]

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Summer Reading

My little sister finished her sophomore year at high school today. She brought home a report card that was in absolute terms, a letdown, but it was relatively satisfactory because she did no worse than she had in the third quarter. She also brought home remnants of a cleaned-out locker, the learning theme for next […]

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Duncan and Paulette: First Day of Work

A good friend of mine (I won’t say who) knows computers inside & out and got access to the work and private email accounts of some of her colleagues (I won’t say how). Anyway, knowing about my blog, she downloaded the messages and passed them to me one day, quite nonchalantly, thinking they made entertaining […]

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My Fine Young Fashion Plate

I normally do not go out and buy, nor do I subscribe to Vogue magazine. I don’t have anything against the publication, but the pursuit of couture fashion, or items close to it, has never been my chief business in life. But after picking up the April issue of Vogue, I think I might change […]

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