Comedian Joan Rivers has died at age 81. Rivers was hospitalized on Thursday 28th August after a routine procedure on her throat went wrong. She stopped breathing and was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital where she remained in a critical condition until the time of her death. Condolences to the Rivers family. May her soul Rest In Peace.
Gabrielle Union, forty-one year old actress and her long time boyfriend Dwayne Wade thirty-two, exchanged wedding vows on Saturday August 30. The wedding which took place in Miami was attended by family and friends. Congratulations to the couple. Let’s hope that the ‘Being Mary Jane’ star will be lucky in love.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married last Saturday August 23rd in France. The couple had a small ceremony attended only by their family and friends. The two met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005 and have been together ever since. Congratulations to them both.
How Much Is Too Much
Last night I overhear a little girl talking to her friend on the bus. She was saying how much she wanted to go to sleep over camp so she could take pictures to post on Facebook and Instagram. What struck me was not the fact that she wanted to do this but rather how earnest she seemed about it as it was the most import thing in the world. I had to smile.
On deeper reflection I couldn’t help thinking that there are so many adults who like this little girl posting on Facebook and Instagram is a very serious matter. They eat, live, sleep and breathe for the moment they post something and get the likes and comments. For some it is almost like an obsession a fix to get them through the day. The trouble is these people often put too much of their lives on public display. While others encourage them (Many of whom ironically, keep their own lives private) it is not necessarily a good thing.
Identity theft is a major problem and just because it hasn’t happened to you yet doesn’t mean it can’t happen. People don’t have to know where you shop what you bought and what expensive gifts you got. Don’t broadcast to the world when we you going on vacation where you are going and how long you will be staying. Robbers love to know all this information. Remember if you do not enable your privacy settings it means everyone can see all of what you post. Sharing does not mean the world has to know everything about you!
We did not understand your pain
or the demons that you fought,
But when you went away
Somehow it broke our hearts.
We remember all the good times,
And the way you made us laugh,
Memories of you will forever live
indelible in our hearts.
Gone too soon but you will never be forgotten,
May you find peace in death
That you did not have in life.
Today we continue to mourn the death of Robin Williams. It is believed that the actor may have committed suicide. I for one was saddened and shocked by the news of his death. He was a great actor and such a comedian. He was able to make so many of us smile and we will always remember those moments. His death however drives home some serious truths – Success does not guarantee happiness. It does not automatically give you a life devoid of problems. It also emphasizes the importance of paying closer attention to our loved ones who are having problems and never assume that they will never take their lives. Let us all play our part to help prevent suicide.
I hope the press will not delve too deep in his private life just to make sensational news. Instead let us all remember the Robin Williams we all knew, the man who entertained us and made us smile.
Gone too soon, but we will always remember you. Perhaps you didn’t know it but you were dearly loved. The demons that you fought you will have to fight no more. Enjoy your sleep and may your soul Rest In Peace.
On this day on August 6, 1962 the island of Jamaica gained independence from British rule. Today Jamaica celebrates 52 years of Independence. In spite of our problems both socially and economically we have a lot to be thankful for and to be proud of.
Although a small nation our presence is felt throughout the world. Our music have transcended throughout the world Our singers and performing artists have held their place among some of the greats through generations. In sports our people strive for excellence and excel in competitions. We have the distinguished privilege of having one of our own holding the title of fastest man in the world. That is a huge accomplishment.
May we all strive to live by our Motto ‘Out of Many One People’ On this our fifty-second independence let us move forward in strength and unity in the pursuit of social and economic independence. Let us be proud of her heritage, our people and all of our other achievements. Let us be proud of our country Jamaica, the land of our birth
Last week I watched Dawn of the Planet of Apes. Wonderful movie, I loved it and is looking forward to see the next movie in the series. The interesting thing about this movie is how much it depicts the fighting among mankind. In the movie it is Apes against human. However in our reality it is humans against humans in bloody, senseless wars.
The movie drives home the hard truth that people who are hungry for power will risk the lives of their own people to obtain that power and many die needlessly. When we look at what is currently happening in the Middle East one can only wonder how many will have to die before there is peace between Israel and Palestine. Will it have to take an act of nature to bring about a total destruction of Gaza for this fighting to stop? Do they realize that when they are all dead the land will still be there?
With all the advancement in education and the field of technology we have to ask the question are young people becoming smarter or dumber. Little children are taught not to play with fire so was the message lost on this young man?