When things are not decent and in order the fun is in bold capitals- dysFUNctional.
Family dynamics act like rivers flowing uphill. When parents yield to overbearing children because they feel guilty about saying NO, chaos and destruction take their place on the stage.
In high school English literature, Shakespeare through the drama Julius Caesar leads the reader to take a deep dive into the themes of fate and destiny.
The gripping line spoken by Cassius to Brutus– The fault My Dear Brutus, is not in our stars, it is in us …slapped us in the face.
Another illuminating deep dive reveals what happens when a land is caught between a dragon and his wrath.
King Lear decided to let two of his flattering and conniving daughters take power.
The third daughter decided not to play the kiss up game and was disinherited. She told her Dad that she only loved him as much as a daughter should, no more, no less.
Chaos and destruction enter the room when un-elected children and immoral dwarfs are given power without having the competencies to govern. They then become unaccountable and big-headed.
Meanwhile fools and crazy subjects see clearly that the rulers are unhinged and trending towards madness.
The late Curtis Mayfield, America’s Gershwin of soul and popular music referred to them as uneducated fools from uneducated schools.
Before King Lear is abandoned and banished into the storm, he had become a worse king because his delusion led him to think that because unemployment was down, and the stock market was strong his base supporters regarded him as a good king.
Just over 200 years ago, George Washington and Crispus Attucks decided that King George had struck out and had to leave the game.
These men were the adults in the room and could not live under a power drunk king that could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and get away with the crime.
Reversal of fortune happens when there is reversal of proper and decent order. Did King Lear make his daughters his mother?
Back to Shakespeare. Shakespeare is only talking about thug life. If you understand Thug life you will appreciate and understand King Lear. When the shoe fits, wear it.
Checks and balances are needed to counter egomaniacs. Co-equal branches are needed to counter rogue superstars.
David Ruffin’s gravel and soulful melodic voice will live forever through My Girl, but in the eyes of the people he will never outrank the Temptations.
By the time David understood this truth, it was too late to unring the bell or put the genie back into the bottle.
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.