Monthly Archives: April 2012

Spring Forward

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Spring Cleaning: Your Life After the Ex

Pat yourself on the knee, if you managed to do a little Spring cleaning.  For Mrs. No More this means  you mustered up the strength to rid your closet of clothing and shoes from 2002.

If you haven’t worn it or walked in those dusty dos it in the last ten years, it’s time to say adios.  They’d leave if they could, but they’re still in the of the closet.  You’re just not into them and/or cannot fit  in to them.  Your feet do get wider with age, or after years of wearing flip-flops.
Can’t  bring yourself to do it?   You need company.  First remove  everything you think you can’t live without. Better yet, fill two suitcases and leave the rest.  Invite friends your size and let them bask in your corduroy.
Serve up some fun and enjoy watching them squeeze into the same jeans that never fit you. They leave happy and grateful and you’ll be amazed at  the size of your closet. You go inside and sit in the middle of it joyful and tearful.
When it comes to cleaning out our emotional closet, we are Horders.  This is the walk-in memory closet and it holds a lot of baggage.  You remove a thought and another is there to quickly ‘feel’ its place.  Your mind is a terrible place to be.  It will always take up more space than any closet or garage.
Fear not Fendi is your problem.
Ever heard this meaning for fear –  False Evidence Appearing Real?  Or to quote the Ghetto Boys, “My mind’s playing tricks on me.”
 You will be stronger and smarter after you clean out those old emotional cobwebs. A true metamorphosis takes time, so be patient and take as long as you need. The healing process varies for everyone and is based on a completely personal timeline. If you trust in yourself and the support of your family and friends,  thorough cleansing will help you to determine the lessons behind your loss.
Spring never comes before winter, so do the work, embrace the rejuvenation process, and respect your natural progression.


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This woman of history was fit for a King.

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On this day in 1927  Coretta Scott King, one of the most iconic women in the Civil Rights movement was born in Marion, Alabama She graduated at the top of her high school class. Later the aspiring singer received a B.A. in Music and Education from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and then moved to Boston, where she earned a degree in Voice and Violin at Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music.

She met Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Boston, who at the time was studying for his doctorate in Systematic Theology at Boston University. The pair married on June 18, 1953 and a year later moved to Montgomery, Alabama, with Mrs. King filling the new role as a pastor’s wife at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.

In 1968, Dr. King was assassinated and Mrs. King carried on his message throughout the remainder of her life. The passionate activist devoted herself to create the Atlanta-based Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change as a living memorial for her husband. She, along with three of her children, were arrested in 1985 at the South African embassy in Washington, DC, for protesting against apartheid.

The humanitarian has received honorary doctorates from over 60 colleges and universities, authored three books, and penned a nationally syndicated column. Mrs. King has served on, and found, dozens of organizations such as the Black Leadership Forum, the National Black Coalition for Voter Participation, and the Black Leadership Roundtable. She died on January 31, 2006.

The Genes made him do it?

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DNA Day is a holiday celebrated on April 25. It commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson,Francis CrickMaurice WilkinsRosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. In 1962 Francis Crick, James Watson, and Maurice Wilkins receive the Nobel Prize for determining the molecular structure of DNA.

Ms. Franklin spent four years at the Laboratoire Central des Services Chimiques de L’Etat, in Paris. It was there that she learned the techniques of X-ray crystallography, the scientific method that would lead to the discovery of a lifetime and an image she named Photograph 51.

As historians of science have re-examineed the period during which this image was obtained, considerable controversy has arisen over both the significance of the contribution of this image to the work of Watson and Crick, as well as the methods by which they obtained the image. Franklin was hired independently of Maurice Wilkins, who, nonetheless, showed Photo 51 to Watson and Crick without her knowledge. Whether Franklin would have deduced the structure of DNA on her own, from her own data, had Watson and Crick not obtained her image, is a hotly debated topic, made more controversial by the negative caricature of Franklin presented in Watson’s history of the research on DNA structure, “The Double Helix.”

Watson later admitted his distortion of Franklin in his book, noting in a preface to a later edition: “Since my initial impressions about [Franklin], both scientific and personal (as recorded in the early pages of this book) were often wrong I want to say something here about her achievements.”

I say let’s blame his deceit on DNA.  His genes made him do it.

Just don’t go on Maury.


“All’s Well That Ends Well,” wrote Shakespeare whose life began & ended on this day

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Birth-April 23,1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon,England
Death-April 23,1616 at the age of 52

Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs.
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes.
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears.
What is it else? a madness most discreet,
A choking gall and a preserving sweet.
William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet, 1:1

This is not going to end well.

In honor of the most plagiarised playwright, Mrs. No More suggests you  select one of the Bard’s play and write a one-act play about your life today.  Make it tragic and fun, like Carrie Fisher.

Enlist other MNM’s and put on a ladies night of words and whine.  For example, I have chosen The Merchant of Venice and renamed it, Venus of Venice :

Venus
You’re a prick and I hope you bleed.
If  I poison you, will you please die?
But love is blind, and ex-lovers cannot see
the revenge that they have coming to thee.

Too much?   Drop me a line and share your poetic justice.

*The Dark Side of Divorce

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A woman is in hot water as she stands accused of killing her ex-husband by throwing a pot of boiling water on him while he slept. She was formally charged with murder last week.  She entered a plea of not guilty by reason of ex-sanity.

The divorced couple shared a residence and on the night in question, Jesusa (real name) allegedly waited for her ex-husband, Ronie (real spelling) to fall asleep and then went into his bedroom with a pot of boiling water and poured it over him, causing second and third degree burns over 60 percent his body.

When Ronie tried to run, she struck in the head with a baseball bat, according to the prosecutors.

The deceased assumed his ex wouldn’t mind if he turned his room into a Love Inn.  Ronie never did understand Jesusa.  The former Mrs. Tatad, who prosecutors believe was motivated by jealousy is being held without bail.

Her lawyer hinted at  a Twinkie Defence at a press conference he held immediately after his client was led away in handcuffs. He told reporters the defendant who suffered from insomnia was motivated to murder after watching a marathon of Deadly Woman on the I.D. channel and eating 20 boxes of Little Debbie’s Chocolate Marshmallow Pies.

According to her attorney/agent, if his client is found not guilty, she will star in her own reality show on TLC . Working title….”What would  Jesusa do?”

*Based on a true story. In keeping with current media standards, some facts are fiction.