Spring Cleaning: Your Life After the Ex
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.
DNA Day is a holiday celebrated on April 25. It commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson,Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind 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.
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.
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 :
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.
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.