The Male Ego, Part II – God’s Gift

Good-looking women are often stereotyped as conceited. Unfortunate. This stereotype creates something of an “expectation” of conceit. And often, acceptance follows expectation. Some of my down-to-Earth friends associate with pompous people — much to my chagrin. Naturally, the pretentious persons in question are usually women. And although I am no fan of arrogance, I can somewhat deal. Now let’s talk about what I can’t deal … Continue reading The Male Ego, Part II – God’s Gift

The Male Ego, Part I — The Authoritarian

About a week ago, my friend Carmen <almost30something.com> and I were out for a night on the town. Even though it was a Wednesday night, we said “What the heck? It’s nice out!” I mean, can you think of a better reason to hit the town? Anyway, we’d just left a tasting for Remy Martin’s new product “Remy V” — very delicious, by the way … Continue reading The Male Ego, Part I — The Authoritarian

Places to Try: Smith Commons and Tuscana West

So, I don’t get out much. But the last couple weekends, I’ve been able to venture out and enjoy some of what D.C. has to offer. I tried out two new places that I’ve never been before — not because I’m an explorative visionary but because that’s where my friends took me. Either way, I recommend both venues for a good time: Smith Commons Up … Continue reading Places to Try: Smith Commons and Tuscana West

The Grey — Not As Dull As The Color

So I saw Liam Neeson’s latest, “The Grey,” and I must say — it’s my kind of movie. Lots of action accompanied by rich dialogue that gets the viewer thinking about life. This is a rare mix so naturally, I was in cinematic heaven. “The Grey” is a movie some people may not be able to appreciate. The setting bounces between the Alaskan wilderness (read: … Continue reading The Grey — Not As Dull As The Color

The High Cost of Health

So, I am truly grateful for health care reform and all accompanying initiatives that our President has brought forth recently. However, wellness on the daily is still expensive. It’s no wonder so many poor people are overweight and have all the ailments to go with them. Healthy living is expensive! I am blessed to have a full-time, salaried job but I still consider myself “poor.” … Continue reading The High Cost of Health