If you speak kreyol, this is one of the funniest videos that I have ever seen!
Just remember that Frere Renel says “No Finger!!”. HILARIOUS!!
People are so afraid of women who aren’t looking for approval
Some powerful insight into life-work balance from some who didn’t have any…former CFO of Lehman Brothers.
One of my most favorite videos of all time.
I miss you every day. RIP
And if you wanna really revive the peplum trend? Check that cute ass lil leather jacket!
How badly do I want this little kid to be mine? Imagine coming home and talking to this little mind every day? LOL
We have a serious problem: Global Obesity
I was watching Crash Course on the Haitian Revolution and it really got me thinking.
Why does Haiti matter?
The Haitian Declaration of Independence was a stance against European Imperialist ideals and Colonial racism. It became the second free nation in the Americas, they achieved one of the most successful slave revolutions in history and they were the first modern nation to be ruled by those of Africans descent.
Haiti should always matter.
They should matter because they had the ambition of being a refuge for marginalized people of all races. In a time of colonial revolutions, Haitians stood up for the weak. Haitians, more than anybody else at this time, stood up for the idea that none should be slaves and that the most vulnerable of society should be given protection. Haiti stood up for equality when the rest of the world didn’t.
The next time you hear about Haiti’s crippling poverty, think about how they contributed to the world we see today instead of a charity case.
Yesterday I started the first in a series of wine classes that I have the privilege to attend. I have been fortunate to gain small pieces of knowledge regarding wine. I have skimmed a few books. I have picked a knowledgeable sommelier’s brain for an evening during a dinner or two. When I lived in Virginia there was a somm who worked in a restaurant close by. I would visit every so often and ask questions. He let me taste some things and even gave me the names of some authors that could illuminate the subject for me. Unfortunately I soon left the DMV and that was the end of that connection.
Class yesterday was amazing. We talked about chardonnay. A lot of it was like greek to me, but I took copious notes and looked at maps. The tastings were most illuminating. I had forgotten how flavorful a nice bottle of french wine could be. How different the taste of a grape can be from one region to the next, how wine making styles can completely change the taste of a grape. I was enthralled.
It awoke a long forgotten dream in me, to someday either live or spend an extended period in France. My curiosity is inevitable really, being a writer and an avid reader of James Baldwin. I have visited France, but I know from personal experience that visiting and living someplace are two very different things.
Somewhere in my recent pursuit of life I had forgotten that experiencing France on a deeper level was something that I had always wanted to do.
This morning I re-watched my favorite parts of “Under the Tuscan Sun”. I long for an adventure like that. Go somewhere completely new and unexpected and make a good life for myself. Perhaps it is time that I re-discovered myself, re-discovered my dreams that have become buried in the pain of living for the past several years. It is time to remember my forgotten dreams and start doing something about them. Past time.
The best explanation for differing uses of the “N” word that I have heard to date!
I loved this story!
Love “A Cup of Jo” and the author Joanna Goddard. Interesting perspective on maintaining a blog as a full time job:
“What’s the biggest misconception about bloggers?
How hard it is to run a big blog. Blogging can be a part-time hobby, it can also be a demanding career, and it can be a million things in between. But many people assume that all blogs are (more or less) created equal and that everyone is just doing it as a hobby…the bigger your blog gets—and the more you focus on it as a money-making career as well as a creative endeavor—the more work it is.”
….makes sense, no?
Happy Haitian Flag Day.#Haiti (Labor Day 2010) (Taken with instagram)