Just For the Theft of It
When 41-year old Joya Williams of Norcross, Georgia stuffed her work bag with the secret ingredients to Coke, the executive administrative assistant didn’t think she’d be standing trial for wire fraud and unlawfully stealing trade secrets. Now, the Coke employee, along with 43-year old Edmund Duhaney of Decatur, Georgia and 31-year old Ibrahim Dimson from New York will be standing trial before a federal magistrate judge in Atlanta. The three were allegedly attempting to sell the 411 on Coke to Pepsi.
Good Screenwriter; Bad Author
Tyler Perry has taken the stage and screen by storm with his chitlin-circuit-esque plays and movies. The African American community has taken the once homeless Perry from rags to enormous riches. Now, Perry has penned his first book, Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings, in the voice of his show-stopping thug-granny, Madea (southern slang for Mother Dear). To his credit, the book has a few funny moments, but overall, the writing is poor and the constant disclaimers to prevent Perry from being sued for what is obviously some wise advice given “old school” style, is sickening. His thoughts are scattered and Madea goes from no-nonsense grandma figure to moronic old lady. The best part of this experience was that I borrowed the book from the public library and didn’t spend the twenty-some-odd dollars to support this insult to Perry supporters.
Worn, Tired and In Need Of a Break
Okay, so I just got back from five days off and a really fun Fourth of July weekend and feel like I can use two weeks off on the Caribbean to chill and get it together. It seems I’ve burned the candle at both ends and am now an irritable, unsociable, chew-you-up-and-spit-you-out kind-of bitch! Not to worry…with age, comes a very good sense of self and the ability to steer clear – well, as much as possible – from people during these periods. Thankfully my wifey and I should be lying on a beach or cutting through the rainforest in Puerto Rico in less than a month – mama, I’m lookin’ forward to it! The new gig is going well. For the sake of those in my path… put your lighters up.
What’s behind your name? Names sometimes have a history. Today we want your name and its meaning and/or history. Example: Adara – Noble in Hebrew. Now go on… tell us about your name. Give us a treat….what is the story of why you were given your name.
Keep passin’ the open windows…