Apparently the vids are gone but not the screenshots. They were up last fall and now they are POOF!…gonzo. See there,…time to start fresh. :)
Yep…I’ve read all the Harry Potter books!
I read them straight through without stopping, in the year 2012—15 years from the time the first book was released. Oh how I sped through, yet savored, each one!
My youngest son had been nagging me to read the books—literally from the time he was ten years old (1997) and the first book was published/sold—but I thought to myself that the reading of a tween, fantasy genre series was beneath me. How mistaken I was!
Once I began reading the first chapter of the first book, I couldn’t put them down until I had read the entire series!!
And when I finished the last page of the last book, I CRIED! For pity sakes, I actually, honest-to-God, used to dream about Hogwarts and Harry. In fact, I found myself wishing that I could attend Hogwarts. Perhaps at “Hogwarts” I would learn how to use my “magical talents”? After all, everyone knows that I am not a muggle.
So yeah, I cried because it felt like I had said a forever good-bye to FRIENDS. Can you believe that…a middle-aged woman, crying, because she LOVED HARRY POTTER AND ALL OF HIS ADVENTURES?!
Loved His Heroism.
His competence, even in his innocence.
His UN-flagging devotion to his friends, family, community, the greater good, etc.
A word used by the infamous freestyle rapper Brycey Boy, from Edmond, Oklahoma.
Nobody knows what the word truly means.
It was discovered by listening to the song bulls on parade by Rage Against the Machine.
In the line “With tha sure shot”, “sure shot” was mistaken for SHO SHI.
It is a rule that when you hear “sho shi” used, you must scream it:
“tell dat dude i said Sho-Shi”
Earnest: yeah. Damn is she hot or what?
Dedicated to my Soul Brother “TZ”
Thanks for the Apron in this vlog.
Thanks for all of your love, patience and presents over the years!
YOU ROCK, BIG TIME!
I VALUE you! And I sure do love ya, bro!
Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that taught Angelou lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son.
Whether she is recalling lost friends such as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a “lifelong endeavor,” or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice, Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family.
Born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an African-American author, poet, dancer, and singer. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than 50 years. She received dozens of awards and over 30 honorary doctoral degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of seventeen and brought her international recognition and acclaim.
She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, prostitute, nightclub dancer and performer, cast member of the opera Porgy and Bess, coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and journalist in Egypt and Ghana during the decolonization of Africa. She was an actor, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs. From 1982, she taught at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she held the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies. She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Beginning in the 1990s, she made around 80 appearances a year on the lecture circuit, something she continued into her eighties. In 1993, Angelou recited her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” (1993) at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration, making her the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961.
With the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou publicly discussed aspects of her personal life. She was respected as a spokesperson for black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of Black culture. Attempts have been made to ban her books from some U.S. libraries, but her works are widely used in schools and universities worldwide. Angelou’s major works have been labeled as autobiographical fiction, but many critics have characterized them as autobiographies. She made a deliberate attempt to challenge the common structure of the autobiography by critiquing, changing, and expanding the genre. Her books center on themes such as racism, identity, family, and travel.