Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Absolutely giddy was the mood of the Obama inauguration. The President and First Lady were the recipients of a love fest never seen before at the historic event. A seamless continuation of the American Presidency is an admirable testimony to the world that a peaceful, though at times heated, debate can make a stronger America. Without a doubt we are blessed in this nation of constitutional law. In that respect every Presidential inauguration is historic. A civic lesson that transcends arbitrary descriptors of that person who has risen to the Presidential office. The debate should define the person over the preceding months prior to the event. What do we know about President Obama? We know he makes many Americans just plain giddy with his eloquence and intellect. We know he looks good in a suit or casual attire. He has a great looking wife and beautiful children. We know he cares and feels our pain because he says so with so much empathy. We know he is a Chicago politician. Woops! Where did that come from?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My favorite N words

Of course all the blame lies squarely at the feet of that dastardly dame none other than the wretch Youtahshegan, Jane. Now it is common knowledge that some get all fired up about N words so let me assure each and everyone including Rev Sharpton that no such word exist in my feeble attempt at cranial exercising with the letter N. And so beginning let me say Nose. Specifically nasal mining. More commonly known as nose picking. Been a life long affection. Secondly: Neighbors. There are good and bad ones but this is a list of N words I like. My favorite neighbor lives on the East side of me. Prevailing winds at my home are typically from the West. He got up most of my leaves this fall. Well, it's been windy. Thirdly: Navel. I'm an innie. What are you? Fourth: I'm nuts for nuts. Cashews, almonds, mixed nuts, roasted, salted, boiled, stir fried, casseroled, anyway, just pass the nuts. Fifth: Nights. Un-wind time. Before the nest was empty is wasn't that way. Sixth: Nabisco Nilla wafers and 'nanners. Does that count as three? Seventh: Nehi grape drink. Grape and orange were both great sodas. They're still available on line at Eighth: Noxzema. Can't beat it for sunburn relief. Chill it in the fridge for even greater relief. Ninth: Nana or Granna or Ganmaw. You know it. My sweetheart, friend and confidant, love of my life wife. Yes at this stage of the game we've adopted the names our grand kids have for us. That's ok grand parents and future grandparents, you'll not loose yourself totally. Tenth: Nubian Princess in knickers and stilettos. Oh, Nana lets play it again!