Friday, August 14, 2015

Don't use slave labor - it's never free

Wealth and affluence elude me. Given a choice between Hoda and the View, I watch Hoda and Kathie Lee because to me, they represent the upper classes. The View represents me. I know what I like but I like learning about what the upper classes think about, what music they like etc.

I cannot imagine anyone on the K&H show understanding what a food insecure household goes through or how they are getting on. I cannot imagine they would bother to know any people like that. They may donate but I dunno. (not a word)

I can imagine the women on the View knowing and caring about important issues because they represent the masses among female viewers.

The View did not disappoint. They had the cast mates from the new movie "Straight Outta Compton." We all listened to that music every time a song was released. Good memories. Remember that one song, "Cusswords"? Yeah, I liked that song. I still rock out to "B Ain't S." It is all so true.

The character of a man or a woman exceeds any other aspect about them.

Anyway, I am in love with my 100 percent coconut oil bar. Because coconut oil soap can be drying, I fiddled with the recipe so that it leaves trace amounts of coconut oil on my skin.

Here are pics of my wheatgrass--soon to be harvested and my continuous brew Kombucha.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Why bother?

I can give up quick on unfruitful endeavors.

I can't believe it files: "Sad Vanity Fair clone, don't do that. It is unattractive."

Journalists need ideas for non-controversial, safe stories all of the time but to use an article floated around to magazine editors (NYT, Bitch Media, XO Jane, Dame Magazine) for publication and payment but then, have it rewritten from another angle is just lazy. I am not a lazy, shiftless news reporter. I understand how to generate news without taking another writers' work and slapping my name on it.
I wrote a humor essay on the NYT Modern Love theme, as editors had a call for writers for that column. One snotty email later, the 2000 word essay was rejected.
Fine.
I eventually placed it in the graveyard with all my other articles that have not brought in any money. Examiner pays by page view so you can guess at how much I have made.
I am putting all three long ass articles here in this post  so you can tell me who's zooming who, VF. (yes, I am calling you out!)
Pay me. I am totally ignoring how the article is good enough to use as inspiration but not good enough to pay and publish. I wrote an essay. There was no news reporting in my article but in the VF article, it appears as if there is a quote or two from a specialist as well as drinkers at a trendy bar. I hope the reported story is verifiable. It would be sad if it were fiction.


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Frustrated: Black American Men in Brazil (POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY)