Thursday, October 17, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Farewell Diahann

I was so sad to hear about the passing of Diahann Carroll. She has
been one of my favorite actresses since I was a little girl. She is from
The Bronx like me; only a year older than my mom. I always
thought of Diahann as my glamorous other mother.

Her famous show Julia, showed her as a R.N. raising her only child.
The show exactly mirrored my mom. She too was a single mom and
a registered Nurse raising me.

She always exuded an innate elegance and glamour. Something she
had to fight to get more juicy roles such as Claudine or Elzora.
That glamour fit her like a glove for Dominique Deveraux in Dynasty.
Fun fact, I like to imagine myself on Dynasty as her daughter. One of
my lifelong goals was if I ever had a choice who would play my mom
and dad, I cast her and Billy Dee Williams. Sadly, that will never happen now.

I am happy to know we have all her amazing work on television
and film that will live on. This beautiful trailblazing Tony, Golden
Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee for Best Actress will live on
in her family, our hearts and in her performances.

If you like to read more of my thoughts on Diahann go here.
One of my favorite movies she of her is Paris Blues. She costarred
with Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and Sidney Poitier. Who she
was in love with at the time too!!

Bless you Diahann always. Here she is talking about how she got
 cast on Dynasty.  A reminder how we always have to take control of our careers!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

October 3rd

One of the deepest pleasures I have known is to be a mommy

to my Jacob. I am forever grateful that I got a chance to be a mom.

He is my heart. Words can never explain how much I love him.

My Jacob is 8. I am looking forward to all the years we get to share

Happy Birthday, Jake.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Dream thought #110 : Expect things to be Good

"When I wake up, I expect things to be good. If they're not, then I try to set about trying to make them as good as I can 'cause I know I'm gonna have to live that day anyway. So why not try to make the most of it if you can? Some days, they pan out a little better than others, but you still gotta always just try."
- Dolly Parton

Dream Thought #111 : We are what we do

"Labeling is so self-limiting. We are what we do - not what we say we are." -Montgomery Clift