Category Archives: Love and Relationships

The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Perhaps

The moment I first saw the commercial I loved it.  It was a Zen moment because I realized I don’t have to look at this to relate; I’ve lived it.  What’s more, the fact that it even aired means that maybe now the topic isn’t as taboo as it used to be, perhaps?  I mean, it’s not every day that you broach the topic of snoring with horrendous sounds coming out of a pretty woman’s mouth.  We are truly becoming enlightened. Continue reading

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The Compromise is In the Semantics

Wedding cake with pillar supports, 2009 - by shine oa

Wedding cake with pillar supports, 2009 – by shine oa

I’ve about had it; and it’s all on account of that symbol of purity and requited love and soon-to-be-sated lust that insinuates itself into our lives only once (hopefully).  That’s right; I’m talking about that pesky, problematic wedding cake.  And if recent events are any indication of what seems is becoming a new trend, once is definitely enough. Continue reading

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A Poor Choice of Words

These days cupid has help, although they may want to revamp their words of love.

These days cupid has help, although they may want to revamp their words of love.

I knew I’d heard it; I knew it.  But it was one of those fleeting things that, in the scheme of things, you just know you must’ve been mistaken.

Certain things don’t go with other certain things.  At the same time, certain phrases are used to generate particular emotional responses under certain circumstances.  Words are the tools used to yield such a connection.  That’s why I cringed inwardly when I heard it; this unfortunate turn of verse.  You can see the commercial here.      Continue reading

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Nobody Expected the Spanish Inquisition

A couple of things are going on in the wake of the NFL/Ray Rice controversy, least of all the decision-making process leading up to the indefinite suspension of the player.  As I watch news broadcasts repeatedly running footage of “the punch”, I’m asking myself when is enough, enough.  How much reporting and reviewing of a couple of minutes of salacious footage do we need to see to get the gist of what occurred?

Adding insult to injury, newsreels are abuzz with discussions on other athletes who beat their wives; as if this is a new phenomenon.  And now, Adrian Peterson is being indicted for spanking his son with a switch.  Maybe it’s me but I’m of a mind that if we continue down this path, the public will begin to see the primary face of domestic violence as being a black one. Continue reading

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Maybe we’re not saying it enough

On more than one occasion, I’ve witness young love on the streets.

Young human love is never as tranquil as what exists between these two.

Young human love is never as tranquil as what exists between these two.

Adolescent men and women are all up in a clench, many times with the young man pawing on or manhandling the young lady, all the while as she beseeches him to stop whatever it is he’s doing.  Of course, the young men don’t stop; they see what they’re doing as alright and fine in whatever type of relationship they got going.  And as I watch I tell myself it would help if the young ladies would command, rather than beseech; a subtle difference yet a powerful one when wielded in the correct manner.

Moreover as a man, I wonder if we’re talking to our young people enough about their relationships and how they interact with the opposite sex.  Personally, I don’t think we are. Continue reading

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