The Mélange of life

A NYC Actor's story

Someone sent me this email today.. 

I've written about John Mayer's disrespecting black women and no one standing up to defend us... I've written about invisibility..both responses brought up so much in me.... and I'll write more...

 But these exchanges put into words what people won't say… Read full post »

MARCH 24, 2010 9:19PM

Food Fight...Useless.

chicken

 

My computer was down, and it was my birthday over the weekend so I've been silent.  But life marches on... boy does it march on.

As you guys know, I'm a chef.  I am now cooking for a rehab residence who's clients include folks who are bi-polar,… Read full post »

Mom & Me

I'm on my way home.  Went to visit my family in VA over the weekend.  It's funny,  it takes working with truly crazy folks to make me begin to undersand and appreciate my family.

 
I always thought they were kinda crazy.  They are totally sane.  I was beginning t… Read full post »

Corey Heim

 

Corey Haim died yesterday.  I found out about it on Facebook a few minutes ago.  As a teenaged girl... I loved Corey Haim.   He was the cute one. The tourtured child of divorce...  cocky and witty (my knowledge of him from his movies) a babyfaced badboy.  Gone… Read full post »

MARCH 10, 2010 6:04AM

The Almighty Dollar

Tree

 

What if money grew on trees.  Would life be easier? 

 Money.  What is it about money?  It's the currency that drives our lives. 

Really?

A large group of friends go out to eat a beautiful delicious meal.  They order wine, appetizers, share main co… Read full post »

MARCH 9, 2010 10:49PM

Life as we know it

path

 

Steps. We all take steps and make choices.  Which path is the right path?  who knows... Decisions form lives and time marches on. Relentlessly.

 Some of us hold on to sanity by believing everything happens for a reason.  Stay present realize that the only moment we… Read full post »

MARCH 8, 2010 9:26PM

I'm just an American Woman....

water

 

This time last week I was in Costa Rica.  An hour ago I was in East Harlem. In some ways the two locations are similar... in many different.   There's a hardness to Harlem.  So many stores are closed down.  I take the crosstown bus on 125th st to… Read full post »

Goddess Dance

 

I dove into a pool today.  Head first.  Now for some... that's not a big deal.  But for me... it is.   I'm here in Costa Rica to lead the JourneyDance portion of the Urban Goddess retreat.

My dear friend Amanda created Urban Goddess retreats as a place… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2010 8:59PM

A View from the Bus

  bus

I'm in Costa Rica.  I've never been here before....yet I have.

Pink houses with tin shingled roofs, smiling big shiny eyed children drinking Fanta in their school uniforms, and the welcome assistance of the locals.

Costa Rica in some ways reminds me of  St Thomas in the US Vi… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 21, 2010 6:06PM

Bioindividuality... Hells to the Yea!!!

Integratitve Institute for Nutrition is a holistic nutrition school here in NYC founded by Joshua Rosenthal.  I just completed my first weekend of classes.  My being there is a miracle...and it was meant to happen.

Joshua coined Bioindividuality... the idea that different ways of eating app… Read full post »

Okay... Many days have passed since the Playboy interview came out.  What is the media reporting about this whole affair?

The fact that JM  used the N-word and that he referred to Jessica Simpson as crack.

Nothing about his degrading remarks about African American women.

When Kanye West dem… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 12, 2010 8:47PM

John Mayer....Clueless yet....

I've been working quite a bit so I haven't been looking online.  I was watching TMZ and saw a comment about John Mayer on one of the "reports". 

It was a heavy set black woman, she was well known enough to be followed by paparazzi but I did not know… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 8, 2010 12:26AM

UnderCover Boss... Brilliance

garbage

 

Garbage.  We all make it, we don't really have to deal with it.  Enter Waste Management... one of the largest garbage companies in the USA.  This company is the first featured on CBS's new show... Undercover Boss.

 Simple idea... put the CEO's of large companies t… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 1, 2010 11:07PM

What is Racist?

Noun1.

racistracist - a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others*

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/racist

 

 

I keep seeing this term tossed around.  When I see the simple definition it makes sense. 

But how does one person know what another person bel… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 1, 2010 11:14AM

Manifest... Love & Light?

Heart

 

At girl's night a few weeks ago, we were talking about "words".  Specifically.. words and phrases that we were sick and tired of hearing.  The top  word we don't are sick of is "Manifest".  The top phrase is "Love and Light". (my own personal one is using "Super"… Read full post »

JANUARY 31, 2010 3:39PM

The Orgin of Valentine's Day....

February is my least favorite month of the year.  The weather is cold, the bills from the Holidays are starting to pile up and then there's Valentine's Day.

 For some it's a beautiful way to express love for your beloved.  Flowers, candy, hotel rooms, lingere, cards oh love.

But… Read full post »

JANUARY 23, 2010 10:18PM

What looks like Crazy on an Ordinary Day

me

 The is me.  This past fall.. I thought I was crazy.  Loosing my mind out of my gourd  crazy.  I was jobless, manless, depressed and feeling totally sorry for myself. I was feeling the grip of the hands of time around my neck slowly getting tighter and tighter. … Read full post »

JANUARY 19, 2010 11:19AM

Not a Quick and Easy Solution...

 

Hotel Montana

 

 It’s funny how we as human beings don’t really care until something effects us personally.  I was watching the Today Show and saw the parents of missing students from Lynn University who were staying at the Hotel Montana in Haiti while on a volunteer mis… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 13, 2010 6:36PM

Confessions of a Colored Negro Black African American...

Tubman Slaves

 I was 6 years old when the mini-series Roots came on ABC  in January of 1977.  But I already knew about slavery.  But to see it... in color made a huge impact on my DNA. When I was very young I discovered Harriet Tubman...that made an even bigger impact on… Read full post »

JANUARY 11, 2010 4:44PM

Dark Skinned...Light Skinned....Truth?

So the leading  Senator Harry Reid stated the Obvious(NY TIMES) " suggesting that Barack Obama could become the first African-American president because he was “light-skinned” and because he did not speak with a “Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”


Now the repub… Read full post »

JANUARY 6, 2010 11:18PM

The voice...of a Woman

Joan-madmen

 

 I believe....“Valley Girl Speak”  must DIE!

I am sitting at my new favorite vegetarian cafe in the West Village...(‘snice)  The sun is out it’s a beautiful day. I’ve got my Thai “chicken” wrap with a fresh garden salad  I a… Read full post »

raw

 

One of my favorite raw recipes :)


Chef Jeanine T. Abraham

Melange Internationale... Can you Melange?

 

www.melangeinternationale.com Read full post »

JANUARY 4, 2010 11:27PM

Documenting time...

I always liked the Theater.  Theater is impermanent...yet permanent. Great plays are immortal on the page.  Yet each singular performance is unique and impossible to recreate.  Theater is live and alive!!!

I have always loved Films.  Film is permanent a time capsule.  I know… Read full post »

JANUARY 3, 2010 11:48PM

The Wisdom... of Football?

Football

 

It's that time of year again.  The Playoffs.  I love watching the Playoffs.  I am not your regular Football fan... I don't read the sports section.  I couldn't tell you which down is which or explain the rules in detail... but I still love the game.

My family… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2009 7:07PM

Suffering?

Met

 

I had an Interview for a Chef Job today.  It's cooking at a residence that is like a  rehab center... a place where folks who have had problems with drugs, or mental challenges go to heal, live and integrate themselves back into the world after being homless.  It's… Read full post »