Archive | October, 2010

A Bottle of WHAT?!?

28 Oct

Oh, the wonders of the internet.  While publicizing an event on the site of Dallas’ largest news station, my eye fell on a link talking about a new energy drink with a rather. . .unusual name.

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Tackling Financial Literacy

28 Oct

It’s like most football games on the market.  Players select their favorite team and rival.  And maneuver across the field in hopes of gaining a touchdown or securing a field goal.  But there’s one additional metric.  In addition to testing mouse clicks and speed, the game quizzes one’s financial knowledge.

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A College and Its Students

20 Oct

What differentiates one institution from another?  The college’s brand: its legacy, its spokespeople (alumni and current attendants) and its media rankings.

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A Man and His Clothes

20 Oct

“The clothes don’t make the man.”

This phrase is oft quoted to inspire others to look beyond a person’s outward appearance.  But does the same notion apply to a man sporting a purse and heels?

A routine phone call last week to my little sister, a current freshman at Clark-Atlanta –a school nestled cozily between Morehouse and Spelman,  ended  with a rather odd mandate: “You need to look up this Vibe article,” she stated.  “It’s been shaking things up around here.”

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Band Geek? I Don’t Think So.

13 Oct

The drum majors strut out onto the field, tooting their whistles as the rest of the band follows.  The drum line begins, the drum majors rock their bodies to the beat as each section takes its cue and joins in.  Ahhhhhh. . . I love the sound of band in the morning.

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Columbus, You Rascal.

13 Oct

“It’s a holiday today, you know,” the gray-haired gentleman growled over the roar of Monday’s afternoon traffic.  “Is it?” I replied, unaware that the date was anything but an average Monday, the most dreaded day of the week.  He had forgotten too–until he arrived at the Veteran Affairs hospital and found the crew to be lacking. Continue reading

Let’s Go Power Rangers

12 Oct

Da-da-da-daaaaaaa.

There are some new heroes in town.

Ummm. . .they can’t fly.  Or run faster than a speeding bullet.  Or shoot lasers from their eyes.

But they wield bats.  Wear something eerily close to tights.  And have come to save the folks of Dallas from another year of pitiable sports teams.  Continue reading