Is Immitation Truly Flattery? Or Not!

December 30, 2011

Tags: jewish holidays, kwanza, menorah, kinara, delorys welch tyson, gingersnaps:a novel, black expat blogs, expat blogs

Menorah
Charles Caleb Colton (1782-1832) was an English cleric, author and art collector who was also well known for his eccentricities. The quote, “Immitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” has been attributed to this gentleman.

The menorah is described in the Bible as the seven-branched ancient lampstand made of gold and used in the (more…)

A Book Review From a French American blogger

December 21, 2011

Blackgammon, by Heather Neff
Recently, I read a book review by a blogger who lives, as I do also, in the South of France. She gave me permission to share this review of the novel BLACKGAMMON by Heather Neff with the readers of my blog.

Here it is:

TWO FRIENDS AND A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES: a (more…)

America...Invest in a Pair of Eyeglasses...PUL-EESE!!!

December 13, 2011

Tags: the cosby show, susan fales hill, racism in america, mixed race families

I was on a transatlantic flight not long ago, where I decided to watch a re-run of The Bill Cosby Show.
Although decades had passed, I clearly recalled the controversy it elicited throughout the nation…particularly among it’s black population. There had been outraged cries of “Blacks don’t live like that!”, “
"This (more…)