Thursday, April 28, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The cover of Rolling Stone is sure to catch the eye with Rihanna on the cover. Supposedly the interview has left many people wondering if the singers confession about S&M may have been inappropriate given that Rihanna in so many ways has become the young face for domestic violence.
“I like to be spanked. Being tied up is fun. I like to keep it spontaneous. Sometimes whips and chains can be overly planned – you gotta stop, get the whip from the drawer downstairs. . . . I’d rather have him use his hands.”
She later gave advise about sex toy shopping "“Don’t go to a sex store tipsy.”
While her interests may appear to be a contradiction to a troubling time in her past, what does it say about a woman's sexuality that after leaving an abusive relationship that she can not discuss her sexuality. If society really did feel that her interests were that inappropriate, why inquire about it knowing what her societal role was suppose to be? (a survivor of domestic violence.) What are your thoughts? Should Rihanna scale back her interests or not have them at all?
What are your thoughts?
CNN, eight bodies have been discovered in a search for Shannan Gilbert. She has been missing since last May. According to the report, Shannan was a prostitute and the bodies that have been discovered are believed to be the bodies of other prostitutes.
Here is an excerpt from the article.
"As authorities searched for clues concerning her disappearance last year, they uncovered a total of eight corpses found in various stages of decomposition."
"The first four bodies were discovered stuffed into bushes on a quarter-mile stretch of waterfront property on Oak Beach, indicating “they were dumped there by the same person or persons,” said Richard Dormer, Suffolk County Police commissioner, in December. “It’s too coincidental that there were four bodies in the same location.”The remains of the fifth body were found about a mile from where the other corpses were discovered, he said, refusing to disclose exactly where the three additional remains were found on Monday."
Read the actual article
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
French toast recipe: Never doubt simplicity
1 egg (per slice of bread)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Break egg into a bowl and whisk the egg
Dip bread on both sides into the whisked egg
Into a hot skillet 2 tbsp of butter
1 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
While in the skillet shake cinnamon onto the bread. Do this to both sides
Cook until light brown
A lot of recipes have the cinnamon mixed in with the eggs as well as vanilla. I just think it takes a way from the cinnamon flavor.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I am now stepping back. Are you ready? I am getting older and I am not ashamed of that. I have always been a person that is focused on growth and advancing in the things that truly matter, to me. For me, I desire peace first and foremost, then there is wisdom and then there is success. For a long time, I regarded every thing as a lesson. Then I came to college and for some reason I just believed that I was growing, and that it wasn't something that solicited intense analysis and meditation on my part any more. I adopted a very dangerous mentality to have when obstacles in your life occur. I began to think that I was responsible for anything that happened in my life.
The reason I say that sense of control is dangerous is (at least in my case) because that stringent delusion of control over every aspect of your life can conjure a very unique form of fear, if you allow it. In my case it made me feel helpless when things were not going my way. That sense of helplessness quickly becomes anxiety. I am realizing that even with prayer, life happens. The one thing that prayer secures is the peace, the calm and the agility needed to withstand the storm. It took my older brother reminding me of that. The other thing that prayer secures is that it will all end well, but the bumps on the way to the happy ending are inevitable.
So maybe I am writing this more to myself than anyone else, but if it can speak to anyone else that would mean a lot too. Don't allow the things that are not perfect in your life stop you from appreciating the good things that are in your life. It is a very sneaky trick to accept that everything in your life is going to be perfect. It creates false expectations. Life is perfectly imperfect but don't let that stop you from appreciating the beauty of life.
This isn't a sermon. I encourage you to believe in whatever you want to believe in. But I encourage you to seek peace and employ an appreciation for the things that are right in your life. Even if it is not exactly your ideal version of right. It makes weathering the storm much easier. We cannot control everything that happens to us, that is not what separates the winners from the losers. It is about standing firmly enough to get through the storm. The emotions that follow are ok (I must reassure myself of that) but do not allow them to control you and never allow them to keep you from pushing forward. So whatever you are going through the outcome will already end your favor. Just focus on getting through the obstacle.
Quotes for encouragement
Totally just watched "Eat Pray Love" and my favorite quote has to be: "Ruin is a gift on the way to transformation."
Another great movie with a great quote is from "The Day the Earth Stood Still:" "You say we're on the brink of destruction and you're right. But it's only on the brink that people find the will to change. Only at the precipice do we evolve. This is our moment."
Written in love
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The reports are alarming. According to recent news reports, a teacher admitted to running a juvenile fight club. Here is an excerpt from an article from Pacific Coast News that I found on Bossip.
I understand that young men need an outlet. I even love the film Fight Club I am watching it now. However, young men who are still growing up should not be taking part in this. It isn't safe they have to learn how to control their temper. A fight club is an unhealthy outlet for young men that does not allow them to maturely address the issues in their life. You can't fight everyone. Here is the excerpt. Thoughts?
"A math and science teacher has admitted holding a real life ‘Fight Club’ for his teenage pupils – organizing brawls in class.
Stephen Wesley, 44, was arrested for staging fights between boys who he ‘matched’ for their size and strength.
Substitute teacher Wesley hand-picked picked students before letting them fight in class – often with their shirts off.
He would stand in the door of the class and watch out for passing teachers while the boxing-style bouts took place.
Wesley laid down certain ‘rules’ such as how long to fight for and instructed them to avoid blows to the face that would leave signs of injuries.
Prosecutors say his ‘Fight Club’ was inspired by the 1999 film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton who held open brawl nights for men.
Wesley also urged his pupils not to discuss the fights using the iconic movie line – ‘The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club’.
Pasadena Courthouse in California heard he helped organize the fights while working as a teacher at a juvenile probation camp.
Wesley, of Winnetka, Illinois, was caught after some of the fights were caught on a security camera in August 2008.
He pleaded no contest to six felony child abuse charges and is expected to be jailed for 180 days when he is sentenced on April 15.
The incidents happened while he was an employee of the Los Angeles County Office of Education at the now-closed Camp Karl Holton in the San Fernando Valley.
He matched up boys from rival gangs of boys aged between 13 and 17 but after a video was found he immediately quit his role."
Monday, January 17, 2011
Photo taken from Washington Post.
According to a report from the Washington Post the Obama's stayed true to the dream of Martin Luther King Jr., today. Today was a day of service for the family.
Today should mean a little more than just enjoying the day off. Take a moment to appreciate the sacrifices that were made for ALL people and appreciate the dream. Be sure to read the article from the Washington Post
Washington Post Article