Q-A. ---- Marriage adds
seven years to a man’s life and two years to a woman’s
A-A. Yes, but the years don’t “kick in” until you are divorced. (KABOOM!) That’s why women
have to get married again and again and once is enough for a man. (Just kidding, but that’s why you sent the eMail)
---- When I went shopping, I picked up some high energy tarts, they really work. Have you ever tried them? I usually take
A-B. WHERE DO YOU SHOP, Cheetahs (a gentlemen’s club)? I
could probably take two, but I would need a nap between tarts. (It would also help if the tarts started without me.) Energy
bars are great after a workout, during a long trip, or trolley ride. [Although, food and drink are not allowed on public transportation;
snacks, (chips, pretzels, candy and energy bars) usually get a pass as do covered drinks and bottled water on hot days.]
---- Do you believe in love at first sight?
A-C. Sure, until
the first sight of someone more appealing. (RIM SHOT!) First impressions are the basis of many encounters, but most relationships
are based upon an accumulation of circumstances/interests. Which ones last the longest is a matter of debate.
---- Why would you write a novel about Glenn Miller when you are always saying that Black Jazz musicians are not recognized
enough? Why not Count Basie or Duke Ellington?
Glenn Miller” does have a fictionalized account of the disappearance of Glenn Miller during World War II in the storyline,
but international intrigue is the focal point of the novel about modern mercenaries. The mainly Chicago to Brazil setting
with contemporary themes has characters across racial lines with a multi-racial protagonist. (Note: Miller did not consider
himself as a Jazz musician.)
Q-E. Tiger Woods
– the same media that drove him away will welcome him back …. Placing boiling water back into a kettle---- story
A-E. It wasn’t the media pulling down the panties of hookers and
barmaids. Tiger’s troubles are something that only he, his wife, and possible advisors/counselors can resolve. Advisors
do not include philandering Sir Charles Barkley and his defenestrating tactics.
Q-F. ---- The so-called Compton Cookout at UCSD was an embarrassment
to ALL people not just White people. I reluctantly have to admit and that you are on point when you so eloquently state that
“Racism still is a major issue” in America.
I hate to say I told you so, but many of the stereotypical opinions of Blacks are exacerbated by Black entertainers. The buffoonery
exhibited when “George Jefferson slammed the door” should not be confused with the brilliant satirical comedy
of Dave Chappelle. (The article “A Funny Thing Happened When George Slammed the Door” has been reposted on my
website under Reflections)
Q-G. ---- OK, I got it! When you keep saying that Black History Month should be eliminated a
distinguished PBS Guest agreed
A-G. All inclusive is the answer, Black
History is considered implicit and European/USA biased accounts are unjustifiably considered explicit
Q-H. ---- My bi-sexual
neighbor doctor and jogging partner is very attractive yet has a problem dating. She says men are intimidated by her beauty
and success and women are insecure. She has seen your website (I directed her to it) and thinks you are very interesting.
I think you should contact her (I have permission to share her email address), my husband says “stop being a match maker”.
A-H. Listen your husband. An attractive bi-sexual woman should
not have a problem finding a date. If she has seen my website, she would know how to contact me. Some are more interested
in the pursuit and pursuers instead of the “capture”.
Q-I. ---- You are a great conversationalist
with a great voice and sharp wit. The gang and I argued over your views on the NCAA Tournament and Time Zone changes for hours
after you stopped in for a drink. Have you ever considered being a Talk Show host?
A-I. I know I say “never say never or always”, but in this case it applies; definitely not interested.
I have turned down opportunities to be a “call in guest” on various talk shows. I do not want to be three minutes
of cannon fodder and extracted sound bytes. As for hosting a show, I do not wish to undertake the commitment and preparation
Letters to the
The These Days feature re: Bach and sacred music was entertaining. As a Jazz aficionado, I recall the late Jazz great
Cannonball Adderley reference to Bach when introducing the Jazz staple, "This Here" ----- "This ain't
no Bach Chorale".
That notwithstanding, in deference to Black History Month, why has there been no mention of
Black classical giants i.e. Beethoven or Haydn in your programming?
I know this topic makes some people uncomfortable
when mentioned in social conversation.
This underscores how far we as a nation have come with respect to passive
Racism and how far we still have to go.
I enjoyed the feature on King Tut his life,
death, and lineage.
In deference to Black History Month, why has
there not been any article re: Black Pharaohs. The Feb 2008 National Geographic cover feature depicts an enlightening (no
reverse pun intended) perspective on this topic. This article also reveals Tut’s grandmother was Black (African).
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