Review of “For Colored Girls,” both the movie & the Broadway play (seen in New Orleans 30 years ago)

Sharing again for those who didn’t see it the first time.

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Book cover "For Colored Girls"
I may be opening a can of worms with this, but . . .
I had the movie “For Colored Girls” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Colored_Girls)
recorded and waiting for me to feel ready to move through the emotions in Tyler Perry’s written, directed & produced version of the play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf”
I saw the play in New Orleans about 30 years ago and I remember that I felt a profound sadness at the time. So I knew I had to be ready to go through a roller coaster of emotions while watching the movie. Emotions that did not include a lot of joy or peace. I thought this was the cast I saw in New Orleans production, but they would have been a long way from home. I thought this was the cast I saw in the New Orleans production, but they would have been a long way from home.
It should be noted that “Colored” doesn’t stand for the skin, but the colors of…

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My Response to One Man’s Idea of What “Accepting Gays” Means!

I wrote this some time ago, but want to put it out there again for those who haven’t read it.
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

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gay pride paradeThis is being reposted as I have heard this argument from many, so though I say “One Man,” I really mean “Many People.”

Sherrie Miranda responds:
June 30, 2015
Jim, you are mistaken and misled yourself. First of all, how do you know what God thinks, feels or Believes? Please don’t tell me that you got that info from the bible because that was written by men, men who wanted to put us in our place. Even Jesus’ writing is held by the Catholic Church and they will never allow their converts to know Jesus’ true feelings. BUT Jesus is NOT God, no matter what people may tell you.
Secondly, is there some reason that it is ok for children to be exposed to pornography, but NOT to the idea of Gay love and marriage?
Thirdly, if marriage equaled sex, then I guess children’s mind are corrupted since the day…

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This is What Failure Will Teach You

Very good points! Failure means you’re on your way to Success!
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

A Writer's Path

Hammar

by Meg Dowell

Have you ever tried something and failed miserably? It’s not fun. Sometimes you do whatever you can to avoid it, but it still hits you hard. And it hurts. A lot.

Everyone fails, or will fail, or is afraid of failing. Myself included.

To be completely honest (I will go more in-depth about this in this week’s newsletter, going out later today – subscribe so you don’t miss it!), there are a handful of projects I’m working on right now that I’m terrified to admit might not succeed. I am a completist. The idea of not being able to finish something scares me. But here’s the thing about failure: if you never fail, you’ll never really succeed, either.

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Fugitives From Ourselves

So, so true … 😉 ❤

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Ozark Cabin with John Gardner Quote

Yesterday, my post was about the need to get back out into Nature to promote both our physical and mental health.  What constituted the path to true happiness.  The outward journey to inner healing.

So I felt the need to balance that today with this quote about the inward journey.  This is the toughest journey of all.  And it’s something we often try to avoid.  It can be a scary trek, but it’s also the most rewarding.  Making contact with our spiritual selves.  Without all of the distractions from the external world.

The quote is spot on.  Sometimes people lose themselves.  They become automatons.  Traversing the same trails every day.  Speaking in clichés.  Allowing platitudes to fill the mind.  Avoiding self-examination.

A little time spent in quiet meditation every day is a step to getting back in touch with our real selves.  Unplug from the technological world.  Disconnect from the…

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