Just So You Know

Let me start this by saying if at any time you read a message that compels you to a response, by all means... feel free to continue the learning. You DO NOT have to leave your real name or any name for that matter. When you click "post a comment" or however it reads, you have 3 options. Once on the actual comments page, you'll see prior replies as well. Then there's the 'leave a comment' field. Under that are CAPTCHA and 'choose an identity' (name) options. CAPTCHA is designed to slam SPAM as well as let me know a human is posting vs. a computer generated response. Again, I do not consume beef nor pork so SPAM is not welcomed. Even a photograph of it bothers me. Ok, not really but you get my point and hence you will see the moderation message when you've finalized your post. The identity/name options are as follows:

1) Log-in using (drop down menu for those registered with those services)

2) Nickname and URL - allows you to choose any name and/or link your site to it

3) Anonymous (you can use it but I still have the right to decide if it gets published publicly or not - GOOD FOR ME - YAY!!)

So there ya go. Send me $49.99 if you use these instructions in your own BlogSpot. Cash, cashier's check, money order and Western Union accepted 24/7. :D

Monday, September 29, 2008

Drs. Vance & Vince Moss

Drs. Vance and Vince Moss, this years 2008 Trumpet Award (in Medicine) winners took home a local award recently that made us all from Upper Marlboro, MD very proud. Vance came in from their New Jersey located practice to accept the award for the men known as "same face healers" or "de-gon-gee" in Afghanistan. I've had the privilege of knowing these men for over 30 years being probably one of their only babysitters. I'm sure if the havoc they reeked on me was anything the next babysitter saw, she left and quickly. They were always into something from the time I met them when they were about 7 years old. I, in my teens, enjoyed them making me laugh, chasing me as only boys would do and of course trying to pull my shirt, skirt and hair. We were neighbors then and still today, their Mother (my mentor and friend) is, again, right near my parents. We just can't get away from each others family I guess. And it is great to have had the opportunity to be apart of their lives and their Mom too.

"Jo" would reach across the street and just grab me right up to go somewhere. I didn't understand the impression she was trying to make on me and where she was leading me. I just went along to get out of what I thought was a wrong direction in the path I was on. Never-the-less, moving away from our hometown, she still keep in touch as best she could. Filled with anger and whatever else... I drifted too far away to realize how important she could have been. She is a member of AKA, Ebony Fashion Fair this, some organization that and is ever busy with something including the children she gave birth too as well as others who crossed her path like me. Her social skills are the epitome of a woman on the go and in the know. She's a quiet who's who in her own right no matter what "celebrated one" she may cross paths with. It was a true honor to be invited by her to the Humanitarian Award ceremony for Vince, Vance and other outstanding acts of faith having members in the vast community called Prince George's County. I'm grateful to have spent the little time I did there and will never forget where I come from. Here's some photos of the ceremony that I managed to capture with my cell phone.


Vince & Vance are guests of President Bush at a White House event. They've personally been taken on an extensive tour of the White House by him.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Katt has a new gadget

Check it out on his DOT.com @ Katt Williams.com

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My Earthday Is Thursday

Yeppers, on Thursday I celebrate the day I came to exist on this GOD's green, brown, clear, blue, whatever globe as we know it. Man, I've been here a looooong time but my great aunt was here longer than me. She managed to make 110 years in pretty decent mental health with some customary sips of Jack Daniels Black and "snuff" to assist no doubt. GOD bless and rest her soul. I hope I am able to see one more year much less getting to 110. I just pray for another mili-second to not be greedy.

And so I want to put my thanks to the Creator up and up first and foremost for life in and around itself. Thank you GAW to carrying me into this world when yours was collapsing. Thank you to all the women I've called "Mom" as the 3 of you deserve it after all you went thru to survive life and me. To my Dad, you are who you are and no one will ever change that. I love you no matter. No man will ever take your place. To all my blood family - blessings always and forever no matter the many distances between us. To the people I've met that have become closer than some of my blood relatives, without you we would have never shared a tear or 4, never laughed so hard our sides hurt as well as our faces nor realized that distance in miles means nothing when it comes to matters we care about - whatever it is/was.

So, I'm off to find all my birthday food freebies because I love to eat. I hope to speak to you again soon. If it should come to pass that it doesn't occur... know that I loved life and the embodiment of it - I & I 4 I.
(can't tell you what that stands for or I'd have to marry ya.

My epitaph will be far more briefer than this message:

She Lived, She Loved, She Left

Bless you all,


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

'Can't Take My Flava' - SHAGGY

My new theme song thanks to Reggae Recording Artist Shaggy.
And... you should make it yours too. "Don't let ANY ONE break your psyche." My Mom, while wearing a "straight jacket", told me this while I was looking dead in her eyes.

Rest Peacefully GAW, rest in total peace!!

Yes WE Can!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Dallas' Lil Keynote speaker

Dallas Independent school keynote speaker

Another one from Rahsaan's MySpace Blog

Rest Peacefully Bernie...

Because He's BLACK!!

This is a re-post from Rahsaan Patterson's Blog. I did change the title because I wanted to re-emphasize how good it feels to be BLACK right friggin' now. And here we go...

A white man asked his black friend, 'Are you voting for Barack Obama just because he's black'? The black man responded by saying, why not? Hell, in this country men are pulled over everyday just cause they're black, passed over for promotions just cause they're black, considered to be criminals just cause they're black, and there are going to be thousands of you who won't be voting for him just cause he's black! However, you do not seem to have a problem with that!

This country was built with the sweat and whip off the slaves back, and now a descendent of those same slaves has a chance to lead the same country, where we weren't even considered to be people, where we weren't allowed to be educated, drink from the same water fountains, eat in the same restaurants, or even vote, so yes I'm going to vote for him!

But it's not just because he's black, but because he is hope, he is change, and he now allows me to understand when my grandson says he wants to be president when he grows up, it is not a fairy tale but a short term goal, because he sees, understands, and knows, he can achieve, withstand, and do anything just because he's black!

Now... Lady Di adds "re-post from me, ya heard!!"