FROGTOWN DIVA

Divas Don't Hop, But We're Hip!

FrogTown Diva

FrogTown Diva
Location
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Birthday
September 23
Title
Editor/eBook Publisher
Company
BookMaker
Bio
Observations From the Swamp Many folks think we live in the nether regions of the earth here in Toledo, Ohio. However, Toledo is the birthplace of jazz great, Art Tatum, not to mention many other distinguished and accomplished AfrAms (African-Americans) who often remain unheralded and unrecognized in their home town. This swamp is a petrie dish swarming with undiscovered talent that the world may never know because there are too many slimey creatures down here in the swamp pulling down anyone who tries to climb out and come out into the warmth of the sun. This diva climbed into the swamp with one purpose - to rid the world of slime!


OCCU-PIE

Ingredients:
1 All-American apple pie
1 can or tub of whipped cream
Fresh cherries

Directions:
Cover the pie with the whipped cream. Use cherries to form the letters O-C-C-U-P-Y. Take photos and post them on OS or fb on Thanksgiving Day. Bon appetite!

The outrageous behavior at Penn State covering up the crimes of a child rapist indicate the power and control college sports have over academic institutions. Instead of protesting the fall of a beloved coach who beloved or not was complicit in the cover up, students should occupy their school's stadi… Read full post »

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The program and speech I wish the President would present to America next week:  Ten years ago the nation united as a people when we were attacked by terrorists. There was no mention of party or politics. No liberals or conservatives. No red states or blue states. We were all… Read full post »

There is a surprising secret for anyone who wants to be a millionaire in my new book, Million $ Lemonade Stand ($5.99 download at lulu.com). It has to do with what I call demonstrative forgiving. We all know we have to forgive and let go of any negative feelings we have… Read full post »

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MAY 30, 2011 4:23AM

A simple birthday wish

HAPPY 57TH BIRTHDAY TO MY BROTHER, JOHN! SEIZE YOUR DAY!

It finally happened! I got paid for writing the online course i spent about thirty hours working on last year. That's $30 an hour, my hourly wage at the full-time supervisor job I retired from three years ago, and what I'll make if I get another part/time job as a regional… Read full post »

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I've created a blog as a forum for special education teachers to get assistance from the parents of children with special needs when they're faced with problems in their classrooms that are seemingly insolvable. My premise is that parents are the best experts on their children, a phrase that many edu… Read full post »

Burning to be Free: Bouazizi the Great The burning body of Mohamed Bouazizi Warmed the fires of a revolution Fueled by modern technology  Across the Middle East youth as fiery As America's hippies protesting war Decades ago, marched and rioted This revolution was televised and Th… Read full post »

MARCH 14, 2011 5:33AM

Love at Sixty

My new blog, http://www.adventuresindatingsites.blogspot.com

provides my rating of several "free" dating sites that I've been on in recent months.  While most are full of scammers trying to bilk innocent women  (and men) out of money, there is one that screens out these predators and gives… Read full post »

Actually, wouldn't eating insects be great revenge on these little pests for creeping and crawling around our lives and making nuisances of themselves? I think this year's offering should be Bed Bug Stew.  With mosquito-eating bats… Read full post »

"for coloured gurlz who've considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf," the ground-breaking Broadway play by Ntozake Shange is one of my top five favorite plays. It impacted me as a dramatist, as a woman, and as a human being. The seven women in the stage play, each named for a… Read full post »

O. K. We've figured how to get three shopping days when stores will give rock bottom prices to compete for Chrismas shoppers. But while the Friday, Saturday, and Monday after Thanksgiving are all now shopping bonanzas, no one has come up with idea that will get customers in stores and stores… Read full post »

The first item below was sent to me as a "comment" by one of my male friends on the dating site I belong to. The second item below was sent by me to him and the rest of my friends.  WHY MEN ARE NEVER             … Read full post »

Hi, Folks Another Tim Wise posting.  Tough stuff . . . .  (If you aren't familiar with Tim, note that he is white . . . ) An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum Posted on November 3,… Read full post »

Voting is not only a right, but a responsibity, like getting a driving license.  Ever wonder why you get penalized by the law for not having a license but not for failing to vote? Millions of Americans don't vote and no one seems to care. But if those same people didn't… Read full post »

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My former pastor, Rev. Floyd Rose, who shook things up in Toledo for several years before moving back down south to continue the fight for justice and who just started a church that accepts people of all races and orientations sent me the following:              &nb… Read full post »

I received the following email from my friend Cynthia in California. It was sent to her by her friend Tamara and to Tamara by someone else. It's circulating around the country in effort to get the unenthused to vote. It's fairly inflammatory and will probably get the job done. My response… Read full post »

I posted the following comment on a dating site I belong to where one of my male "friends" posted a really good answer to the question "Will you vote for Barack Obama because he's black?" His answer included the following; "Why not, black men get pulled over by police because they're black;… Read full post »

TAG #1: Life Goals And Objectives What do you most want out of life? ___A Successful Career ___A Happy Relationship You Would Rather __Have a Great Job __ A Great Relationship ___Both, You’re Greedy You’re Willing to ___Re-Locate for a Relationship __To Give it up if it Means Moving Your… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 8:28PM

What's the Moral of the Story?

From the time he was a little boy he was surrounded by angels. When he was very small he could see them and laughed at their funny faces and enormous wings. As he grew older he could only see them when his breathing disorder turned into a fever and he was… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 2:57AM

Karma: I Hate That Bitch (Not Really)

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