Friday, February 20, 2009
Although I have been there at least three times before for corporate meetings and networking events, I never went into the exhibit hall areas which were very cool.
The children heard speakers reenact the Buffalo Soldiers and the NAACP's Walter White as well as about the Harlem Renaissance, early Atlanta history, and an exhibit on the 1996 Centennial Olympics held in Atlanta, GA.
We will definitely visit again with a smaller or with more time to slowly take it all in.
Posted by Roney Smith at 4:41 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I just returned home minutes ago from running to the post office and heard the following NPR radio program which has totally clicked within me unlike any other explanation has about the series of events that led to the octuplets recently born in California.
NPR host Michel Martin made an introductory statement that was so innocent and essential but yet easily overlooked to the segment entitled California Octuplets Raises About Ethics, Fertility that I wish the full statement was heard online as well but it does not appear to be at this point in time. I have sent a message to Ms. Martin and I hope that NPR adds the full introduction.
Unfortunately I cannot remember the exact phrase that was used but all we need to know is that Martin's statement innocently included the names Angelina Jolie and Nadya Suleman in the same sentence.
The introduction was so pure and succinct that I doubt Martin knows how laser like her statement has connected the dots to me that nothing has come as close to connecting.
It is my belief that a recognized or near subliminal fascination with Angelina Jolie is the missing link in Suleman's quest to have such an expanded family size given everything about her on paper.
The first moment I saw Suleman I instantly told my wife that she was attractive but I could not put my finger on what it was that implied something was out of the norm in her demeanor and beauty strictly from the neck up.
As a fan of the FX show Nip Tuck, I also thought that Suleman possibly had some plastic surgery on her lips or face since her right side of her mouth looked a little odd.
But to hear the name Angelina Jolie mentioned in the same sentence with Suleman, the dots quickly come together like a mosquito to a zapper.
This is still my own personal conclusion but like a hungry dog on a meat wagon, you will have to come up with something very good to get me to change my position:)
Although it is as macabre and paranormal than I prefer to contemplate for a period of time, bells are ringing like a game show jackpot being hit with 100% pure accuracy.
The closest explanation that I had before hearing the names and instantly seeing the link was it was a combined sign of generational forces (Suleman and her parents all inclusive) that made Suleman's decisions more logical in her own mind because nothing is logically associated within anyone else's.
The Holy Bible lets us know that God wanted us to be fruitful and multiply but He expressed His desire for us to have a helpmate in the process.
My prayers go out to the family and hopefully the same pit of faulty logic will be closed to others in a non-abusive way to the individuals and society at large.
May heaven help us all.