For as far back as I can remember, I longed to be a man of the world.
You get no reprieve from Death, who sneaks into people’s lives when they least expect him. Yet everybody knows Death awaits, and regardless of how fast you run from him, Death will catch you at some point.He caught Sydney Poitier on Friday.Poitier, 94 when he died, was one of the most gifted actors of his […]
OK, so what’s the 50th state in the Union?I know what y’all thinking. You got Hawaii on your mind, right?To most people, yeah, but my answer differs from theirs: I say New Mexico.What?Well, I bestowed that designation on New Mexico because it was the only one of the 50 states I hadn’t visited. When I […]
I never considered Will Smith a great actor. His on-screen polish was a bit too slick to cover films with true grit. His hilarious work with comic Martin Lawrence did entertain; and his efforts in movies with Gene Hackman and Tommy Lee Jones held appeal for me too. Yet Smith’s range seemed narrow, I thought. […]
October 27 is “National Mentoring Day,” one of those unofficial acknowledgements that fall on the calendar. While the day isn’t like Easter, Christmas or Thanksgiving, Mentoring Day is, nonetheless, a significant occasion to reflect on. For who has not had someone play the mentor’s role in their lives? He (or she) might be a teacher, […]