ELECTION DEBATES BLUES 2016

September 28, 2016

Tags: trump clinton debates, delorys welch tyson, presidentical election debates

So I stayed up until 3:00AM (over here). and turned on the tv...

What I saw was an elderly White couple....looked liked an average middle class couple from somewhere on Long Island.

Looked like she was holding up a potato...and discussing how she was going to feed her family and balance the (more…)

Revisiting Our (American) Ancestors DJANGO :UNCHAINED

January 22, 2013

Tags: quentin taratino, delorys welch tyson, samuel jackson, jamie fox, leonardo dicaprio, django unchained

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What did I think of it ?

Ridiculous. But then so was Jackie Browne, Kill Bill 2 & 1. So was Pulp Fiction. So was Killing Zoe. So you see….I’ve been a fan of the ridiculous for quite some time. In my opinion, Quentin Tarantino has a unique way of blending the serious with the ridiculous (more…)

A HISTORY OF US GUN CONTROL IN 3 MINUTES

December 21, 2012

Tags: nra, gun control, obama and gun control, delorys welch tyson

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE by Michael Moore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqh6Ap9ldTs

Need I say more?

Ya' Gotta' Luv Dem Boys!

November 23, 2012

Tags: racism in fashion, dolce and gabanna, racism in europe, racism in europe, ladies lunch, delorys welch tyson

Word from America is that certain elements from Dolce Gabanna's Fall collection is racist!

Who's D&G you ask?

Stephano Gabanna and Dominico Dolce
Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian luxury industry fashion house. It was established by Dominico Dolce and Stephano Gabbanna.in Venice). They met in Milano in 1980 and worked for the same (more…)

THINGS MY GRAND FATHER TAUGHT ME: Granddaddy Was a Goat Herder Part 2

November 8, 2012

Tags: obama, election 2012, delorys welch tyson

GOAT HERDING

Job Description: Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, (more…)

HIS GRAND DADDY WAS A GOAT HERDER

November 6, 2012

Tags: barack obama, election 2012, black authors in europe, black women in europe, delorys welch tyson

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Did you know that the first black president in the New World, was none other than a black, man named Vincente Ramon Guerrerà Saldaña.

Vicente Ramón Guerrero Saldaña was born on August 10 1782 .

He was one of the leading revolutionary generals of the Mexican War of Independence. He fought against Spain for (more…)

DIVVYING UP THE PEACE PRIZE MONEY

October 21, 2012

Tags: eu, nobel prize, delorys welch tyson

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Flash:

The 27 Member European Unions plans to divide the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Prize money equally!

"The Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 is approximately 1.16 million Euros."

In other words:
1,160,000 divided by 27 = approximately 42,962 euros...
which is approximately my monthly grocery budget in France!


« DIVIDE ET IMPERA »
Diviser pour régner.
Divide and Conquer

Bye bye for now!

MY THRILLING MOMENT

October 21, 2012

Tags: orit ben haim, delorys welch tyson, the NY public library, gingersnaps a novel

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The last time I rode a NYC subway was 14 years ago before we moved to France. Even though people have told me about "sightings" of people reading my novels on subways, busses on various rail road lines, I have never personally had the priviledge to witnessed this.

Two months ago, this young lady was (more…)

WITH WHOM WILL THEY SHARE THE NOBEL PRIZE MONEY

October 14, 2012

Tags: obama nobel prize, eu nobel prize, nobel prize 2012, delorys welch tyson, expat blogs

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The reason I have been absent for a while from this blog sphere is quite simple.

I have been angry, tired, numb and plain pissed off.

To quote the American author, Terry McMillan, "It's hard to write when you're angry or numb. It's hard to do anything when you're angry or numb".*

(*Getting to (more…)

BRAND NEW IMAGE = ALTERED STATES

July 14, 2012

Tags: mixed race people, blacks in america, racism in america, delorys welch tyson

Why do I find the article below hysterically funny? Check out this link!

http://www.theroot.com/views/browner-america-cornell-belcher

Okay...okay...I'll tell you at a later date.

Point Counterpoint

June 19, 2012

Tags: couples councelling, group therapy, delorys welch tyson, listen to your lady

An acquaintance in new York who is a couples counsellor sent me this video. She says that they use this video in helping couple to better communicate with one another using a technique called L.U.V. (Listen Understand and Validate)

Come take a look:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V0mhsGsbDo

Now, (more…)

The Odor of Mendacity

May 28, 2012

Tags: racism in america, white women and black women, the help, kathlyn stockett, delorys welch tyson, african americans, 1964 civil rights act

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipvQEuRsdOs

Although we lived in the North, my family maintained property in both Mississippi and Alabama for generations. My mother’s family originates in Alabama and my Dad’s family, Mississippi. Although my two brothers and I were born and raised in New York City, we spent most (more…)

DRIVING IN THE DARK

May 23, 2012

Tags: franch drivers licence, living in france, bad manners, delorys welch tyson

This is a reprint of a Blog I wrote last year at the beginning of the tourist season here in the South:



J’en ai marre !!!!!

The tourist season has officially begun here on the French Riviera. What always arrives with the hordes is the inevitable and harsh criticism of French driving habits.

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DIVIDE AND RULE

May 19, 2012

Tags: caness film festival 2012, sexism inthe film industry, La Barbe, the womens movement, women in hollywood, delorys welch tyson

So, today I rand across this headline:

"CANNES FILM FESTIVAL SLAMMED BY FEMINIST GROUP LA BARBE FOR EXCLUDING WOMEN DIRECTORS"

The feminist group La Barbe which started several years ago in response to the sexist media treatment of Segolene Royal in her race against Nicholas Sarkozy, has taken on one of the most sexist (more…)

ALL UP IN MY KOOL-AID AND DON'T EVEN KNOW THE FLAVA

May 11, 2012

Tags: racism in france, racism in europe, black women in france, delorys welch tyson, expat blogs

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Recently, a person wrote me asking how I handled racism in the South of France. This person claimed they had lived here and found the people extremely racist to the point of driving him out of the country. The writer claimed that they were East Asian and Caucasian.

When I asked him to describe (more…)

Et Voilà

May 7, 2012

Tags: francoise hollande, sengolene royale, election 2012 france, election 2012 USA, delorys welch tyson

François Hollande
Congrats to France's new President!

Bonne courage, Monsieur.

(What else can I possibly say?)

Etiquette Advice: Part 3

April 16, 2012

Tags: madame bozells guide, ladyfingers: a novel, delorys welch tyson, etiquette

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Another excerpt from Madame Authuertta Bozell's Guide to Manners and Proper Behavior:

Invitations
An invitation is an unsolicited and generous offer of hospitality. It generally takes the form of an invitation to one's home, but it also could take the form of an invitation to a movie, or the theater, to dine (more…)

Manners for the "Homies": Part 1

April 11, 2012

Tags: manners, ettiquette, delorys welch tyson, madame bozells guild to manners and deportment

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Entering a Room: Professionally or Socially.


Upon entering a room, whether it is a social or professional situation, greet everyone (even if it is only
one person) by saying, good morning, good afternoon or good evening...depending on the time of day. If people are already engaged in a conversation, say "excuse (more…)

FRESH PRINCE, SAMMI and FRENCH ELECTION 2012

March 6, 2012

Tags: delorys welch tyson, neuilly sa mere, french films, french elections, expat blogs, life in france, black women in europe, black women in frnace

We tend to rent or buy our French movies because we find it rather penible to sit through a French movie in the theater. When one considers the various regional accents, dialects and all, I usually use the hearing impaired mode as well, to help me along.

Sometimes a French movie plot line vaguely (more…)

My French Destiny 2012

January 30, 2012

Tags: french elections 2012, sarkowzy, royale, hollande, delorys welch tyson, Ladyfingers: a novel, expat blogs

Who are deeze guys?
Sometimes, I feel a little queezie. Especially on days when I allow my self to contemplate too profoundly on my life, here, in France. I start wondering what will become of us (my husband and I) since we have placed our destiny in the hands of these people:

Nevertheless, each time I slip into (more…)

I'm Not Joking: Election 2012

January 11, 2012

Tags: Mitt Romney, republican primary, condoleezza rice, republican running mate, delorys welch tyson, angela mcglowan

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Regardless of who wins in the Republican primary, I wonder what kind of curve-ball reaction there would be if he would chose either Condoleezza Rice or some one like Angela McGlowan as a running mate?
No…I’m not a devil’s advocate. I just found 2011 quite dull!

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 Colossal Vacherie in Nice, France

October 29, 2011

Tags: place massena, visiting nice, delorys welch tyson

The most politically questionable sculptural installation project in Europe in the last decade has to be that of the completion of the Fountain du Soleil and the Sept Scultures Illuminées de Sept Continents. This monument to something not yet clear to me, now defines the Place Massena, which is in my opinion …the (more…)

Graffiti in Monaco? Yo Man...That's Whack!

August 4, 2011

Tags: graffiti, art in monaco, expat blogs, delorys welch tyson, hip hop culture

L'Art du Graffitti, Monaco
***Whack: an event, action, or thing which makes no sense or is contrary to a logical course of action; something entirely disagreable or undesirable; A non-sequitor;

ie: "That's whack! "

No way. It's not whack, people...actually it was ***dope!

***dope: adj. cool, nice, awesome

Okay...enough. Since I'm closer to the Woodstock Generation than (more…)