Friday, October 28, 2011

Book, Books and more Books!

Hey Folks:

I love them.
Always have and always will. I love the feel of the paper between my fingers and the affect of turning pages. I like the sound of the bind cracking as get to the middle of a brand new book. I also enjoy having to tape the spine together when it's well worn and read over and over again, passed down to family and friends. I love to look at them lined up on shelves displaying my diversity and that of others. I LOVE books!

I have a confession.... I'm cheating on them. Yes, I use them every now and then but now that I know how to use my iPad I have downloaded a great number of books both on iBooks and the Kindle app! Is that bad y'all? When ebooks first made their debut I was DEAD SET AGAINST them but now? Now I can't imagine not having the option! eBooks are easy and CHEAP, light and take up far less space. I do however still like to get a real book in my hands every now and then.

Now that I got that confession out; here is my list of Fall must reads. You know you'll be spending more time on your couch in front of the TV as the weather gets chilly so why not tune off the box and create your own images by reading a good book.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer

Hey Y'all:

While watching the Jets game last week I was reminded by all the big brawly football players in hot pink sneakers, gloves and socks that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I lost two of my aunts due to the disease and pray for anyone who has also been touched by breast cancer. Both my Aunt Ruby and Aunt Betty were taken from us much to soon due to the ravages the disease had on their bodies. They were both beautiful, vivacious women who contributed positively to the Bennett family. Everyday that I look in the mirror I see their smiles in mine. I miss them more and more each day and honor their lives by making sure I keep mine.

Friday, October 7, 2011

I Have A Dream!

Hey Y'all:

I know, I know, I haven't been on in a while. I'm sorry.
I have so much to share with you thought. I have to start first with my experience today!

I had lunch with Steve Harvey! Ok not by myself but with an exclusive group of Multicultural media folks. Today's lunch was Steve's petition to get the word out about one of his philanthropic efforts - The Disney Dreamers Academy.

The Disney Dreamers Academy is a partnership between Steve Harvey, Essence Magazine and Walt Disney World Resorts . 100 High School students are nominated by parents, teachers, friends or guardians who write essays about their need for inspiration and direction in achieving their dreams. The program’s aim is to expose teens to creative and nontraditional career opportunities in everything from culinary arts to animation, set design and show production to the business of sports, while inspiring them to exceed the boundaries of their dreams and imaginations!

The Dreamers Academy will celebrate its 5th graduating class in 2012. The nomination process is open until 10/31 so please nominate someone you know and share the link with your family and friends! It's a life altering event!

Until next time...