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Friday, January 30, 2009
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
Conversations LIVE! Radio is pleased to announce that nationally sought-after consultant Jeff Gulko (http://www.jeffgulko.com) will make his first appearance on the show on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 12p.m. CST (1p.m. EST/10a.m. PT). Gulko will talk about his beginnings, how he found and has followed his own road to success and what is next for him in 2009. To listen to the interview live simply visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive or call the switchboard at 1.347.426.3645.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I woke up this morning with history on my mind.
Though it's only
The country in which I live fulfilled another aspect of its greatness today with the swearing in of its 44th President, our first black President.
But there is more.
It comes only one day after the nation celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
and the message of his life along with his famous dream.
That's part of why I woke up this morning with history on my mind.
The election of President Barack Obama to the White House is just another facet of the dream held by not just Dr. King but so many
others who believed in this country's ability to learn, to lead and to love.
But there is still much more to do.
Dreams come true when you not only believe but work in harmony with those beliefs.
It's fine to put hope in other's ability, but that hope must be planted in the work that other's see that we are willing to do ourselves.
There has been much talk of change, and that change can come if we are willing to rearrange the way we live our lives
so that it is seen in not just one man but us as one nation.
Real change will lead us to treat our fellow man in a way that shows we believe that no life is greater than another
we will treat each other as sisters and brothers.
Real change will inspire us to seek ways we can encourage others to be their best instead of standing by and
letting our fellow citizens in the world fail like the rest.
If we want real change we won't accept just anything. Just getting by will not do. Not now. Not anymore. Not for anyone.
History is on my mind because we are all part of it, creating it, learning from it and living it.
Though not all our history has been the best of us, I know that what we leave behind beginning with this day will outlive the rest of us.
Others will look back on this day and marvel at the hope created
and through our actions we will be able to say that we appreciate our part in history.
We welcome it, because in the chapters we will add there will be pride that we are now being the people we want others to think we are.
And our best is yet to come.
© 2009 C. A. Webb
Monday, January 19, 2009
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Sunday, January 18, 2009
On Saturday, January 17, 2009 the auditions for The Write Stuff were held in Atlanta, GA.
Out of the pack came the following contenders:
CONFIRMED FOR SEASON ONE: Dr. M. F. (Atlanta, GA)
CONFIRMED FOR SEASON ONE: Darrell Bruner (Atlanta, GA)
Monique Williams (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)Aside from the auditions, The Write Stuff also collected over $200 in books that will be donated to a local library or organization in the Atlanta area. The presentation will be done on behalf of The Write Stuff by author/judge Diane Dorce'.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
He talks about the two pivotal moments in his life when he discovered the power he had with words as well as how he views his own success. Want to know what he thought about writing FROM PIECES TO WEIGHT with 50 Cent and his views on the election of President Obama? Kris Ex discusses these things and more.
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Monday, January 12, 2009
During the meet and greet dozens attended to find out more about the project, meet the judges and other participants and just to show their support. Among the judges present were (seen below) authors Sylvia Dickey Smith, Kia Stokes, Brian W. Smith, P. Elaine Archie, Elaine Flowers and Joseph Henderson. It was the first time many of them had actually met in person, but you wouldn't have been able to tell by the conversations and the instant connections that were made.
At the end of the day three contestants were confirmed for the show:
Aside from the actual activites of the weekend, The Write Stuff supporters were able to give back to others as well. Dozens of books were brought in as donations, totally over $450! These will be presented by author Sylvia Dickey Smith to the Georgetown Public Library in Georgetown, Texas.
Houston, TX has begun a new chapter for this groundbreaking project. The countdown is now on! Next will be Atlanta, GA. To see the full photo gallery for the Houston, TX trip, visit this link: http://thewritestufftv.webs.com/apps/photos/album.jsp?albumID=3722507 .To keep up with other events and those associated with The Write Stuff, visit http://www.thewritestufftv.com.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
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Sunday, January 4, 2009
Koinonia Coffee welcomes author Joseph Henderson during its regular TAPESTRY session. (Click on the flyer below to enlarge)
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Happy New Year to you, Cyrus, and Thank You for this wonderful opportunity to share with you about my book. In answer to your question, I would say that I have always thought of myself as very interesting and unique. On all of the questionnaires that I ever filled out since I was in grade school, I always described myself as that. Everyone also tells me that I am very funny.. so I guess I am that , too. People are always commenting on how funny some of my poems are. Evolution? Although ,I felt that I really knew myself inside and out and that everything was pretty much set with me, I think a real evolution began in me and with me when I turned 40. All of a sudden, it seemed that I just had all of these new revelations about myself and the world around me. It was like a new lease on life. The forties have truly been fabulous. and very eye-opening thus far. I feel that I know myself so much better and that I am so much more comfortable in the skin I'm in.
Growing up, I believe everyone has a dream about what they see themselves doing. For you how would were you answering the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
As far as what I dreamed of and wanted to be when I grew up , I never really had a realistic, concrete idea of that. In grade school, my idol was Beverly Johnson, one of the first black "supermodels", so naturally I wanted to be a supermodel but being 5'6 (not quite tall enough) and living in Tupelo, MS. I started to realize that probably wouldn't happen ...But, then again, Elvis Presley came from Tupelo so anything is possible (LOL). Obama validated that for all of us.
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Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Continuing a literary partnership began in 2008, Conversations Book Club and Crunk Magazine are pleased to announce that the first book review to be featured by CRUNK BOOK CLUB in 2009 is of Bestselling author Brian W. Smith's NINA'S GOT A SECRET.