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yolande-barial's picture
May.11.2010
Monday was my day to be too busy or rather too fruitful to blog! Yes I was gathering fruit all day. It began the way it ended for me at the office. Extremely busy and knowing a large part of that is my inability to work well under a micro-management style. That style is one that is hands off yet...
yolande-barial's picture
Apr.28.2010
One of my girlfriends that I love dearly called me last night and we talked about some of everything and nothing like friends do and she remarked about how much that mothers do and she was thinking of getting some kind of retreat together where mothers can go and do nothing.  She has recently ...
bernice-l-mcfadden's picture
Apr.12.2010
Today I received a rejection letter for the my novel-in-progress: "GATHERING OF WATERS is a very powerful novel; I remember the passion with which another editor brought it up at an editorial meeting. As beautifully written, lyrical and contemplative as it is, I don't have a vision for how to...
yolande-barial's picture
Feb.28.2010
I submitted a 2000 word only edited version of the following aha moment for my 'Aha Moment' submission to Oprah's website.  I thought best to post the entire epiphany which was more than 2000 words just for ya'll.  http://www.oprah.com .  O.k. here goes.  Tiger apologized on national television...
caleb-j-ross's picture
Jan.01.2010
The easiest characters are those with baggage included. OPRAH READ THIS > OPRAH, READ THIS is a collection of stories that each leverage the name-recognition of other writers to impart a meta-layer of interpretation. These are fictions. The writers are not. Here, we explore the overlap....
bernice-l-mcfadden's picture
Dec.09.2009
Happy Hump Day Ya'll! First off CONGRATULATIONS to Shalema who won last weeks book give-a-away. She will be receiving an autographed copy of Loving Donovan. *applauding* Before I announce the next book-give-a-way I'd like to remind you that we are exactly one month from Sugar's 10th Anniversary...
bernice-l-mcfadden's picture
Dec.04.2009
...... by a white person I was ten years old and strolling down Rockaway Boulevard (Queens) with my seven-year-old brother in tow. Back then South Ozone Park was made up of mostly Italians who were fiercely trying to protect their bedroom community from the onslaught of AF-AM’s who were escaping...
hope-edelman's picture
Nov.03.2009
After last Tuesday’s Oprah show, I received a flood of emails from friends and readers. The episode detailed the challenges and hardships faced by a Los Angeles family raising a 7-year-old daughter with severe schizophrenia. Their story first appeared in the LA Times this summer. Jani Schofield is...
sam-barry's picture
Oct.27.2009
People often ask me why I wrote How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons. This is a tough question, because there were several reasons: I wanted to make billions of dollars I wanted to be more famous than Paris Hilton I wanted to stop the human race from destroying itself Now that I have...
david-granovsky's picture
Oct.14.2009
http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/03/31/oprah-michael-j-fox-dr-mehmet-oz-the-stem-cell-debate-is-over/ The Wizard(ry) of Oz Visualize the surreal image of Oprah Winfrey, Michael J Fox and Dr. Mehmet Oz, wearing purple surgical gloves, sitting on stage around a human brain. Dr. Oz explains...