Thanks Obama

Obamas

#ThanksObama. I have never been sad about the end of a U.S. presidential era until now that President Barack Obama's second and final term has ended. Oh, how I already miss the classy Barack and Michelle Obama. My unhappiness has nothing to do with incoming president Donald Trump and the divisiveness and uncertainty his win has caused around the country and the globe. I truly didn't want the Obamas to go because I see me when I look at them. … [Read more...]

Looking inside the mind of a killer

It's not like I didn't have enough to do this week but when I saw a link to "Full Text of Gym Killer's Blog" blog on nypost.com, I couldn't resist clicking on to get inside George Sodini's head. Anyone who really knows me knows how fascinated I am with crime, especially murder. Here was the chance to peek inside the sick mind of a mass murderer. Sure,  I had heard bits and pieces about his blog on television but knew I wasn't being told enough. I didn't want the sanitized version. Give it all … [Read more...]

Thank you ABC News for clearing Barack

When I awoke this morning and checked Twitter, I saw a friend's tweet about President Barack Obama being "McNaired" in a photo. I could only imagine what compromising position our Prez had found himself in while at the G8 conference in Italy, where womanizing gets a pass. I didn't have to wait long to find out. At that moment ABC's Good Morning America showed a humorous segment about a photo being taken out of context. The photo appears to show Obama and French President Nicolas Sarzoky … [Read more...]

Is Barack Obama obligated to speak about Michael Jackson?

One of my Facebook friends' wrote in her status box that she "is planning on moving out of the country if Prez Obama attends Michael Jackson's funeral. Ridiculous." Strong words. Curious to see what her FB buddies thought of her post, I clicked on her page to read the comments. Three friends seconded her statement with one writing "enough of the Michael Jackson story... Why can't the media (and government) focus on the real issues?" Another gave it a thumbs up. The other day I chatted with … [Read more...]

Am I disrespecting the Prez-elect?

I love the name Barack. It's so unique. So masculine. So strong. Just like Barack Hussein Obama himself. When I'm referring to him to my friends, I often say, "Barack, blah, blah, blah." I notice other people do. One woman recently posted a comment on my blog on Essence.com asking that we stop calling Barack by his first name because it is disrespectful. She says we don't call Sen. McCain "John" and she's right. Yet it's like comparing apples and oranges. There are a slew of Johns out there but … [Read more...]

I’m not a germ-a-phobe but …

Some women love winter because they can wear an array of coats. Others have different hats for every day of the week. I relish this time of year because I can wear gloves, which to me serve a dual purpose. Not only do they keep my hands toasty but reduce the number of germs I'm exposed to by touching a pole on a subway. I just wish I could get away with wearing gloves indoors as well. I am flabbergasted at how insensitive people are when it comes to extending their hands to someone. They think … [Read more...]

Welcome to Kelly’s Korner

Welcome to my blog. I feel like I've finally stepped into the 21st century. For someone who has disdained the word "blog" for so long, it's still a little hard to believe that I now blog. Just like I shake my head every time I realize that Barack Obama really was elected President of the United States. But this isn't about politics. It's about me, my favorite subject, and Lucy, who well, can't get away from me. She'll have her own blog in time but for now it's just me. I'll keep you up to date … [Read more...]