Sunday, February 19, 2017
Have you ever had a copycat? I know I have.
Imitation is said to be the highest form of flattery, but when does it cross the line into "obsession?"
Although, we've all been just a little jealous of something or someone at one point in our lives, how we handle that most normal of emotions is what makes all the difference.
I've never been one to covet other people's things or become envious when a friend has success in life or work or love. Quite the opposite. We should want our friends to do well.
Unfortunately, not everyone knows what to do with those unhealthy pangs of jealousy and actions often spiral out of control and enter the danger zone.
Kimberla Lawson Roby, one of my very favorite authors, hit the nail on the head with this one. This is a departure from the "Curtis Black" series, but a very deep look at what is sometimes at the root of "unhealthy competition."
Enjoyable and enlightening.
Online and in bookstores now.
Click HERE for a listing of Lawson Roby's book signings and appearances.
Befriending Traci Calloway Cole is the best thing Simone Phillips has ever done. Traci is the kind of woman Simone wants to be-in every way possible. She begins copying her role model. Not because she wants to be Traci. She just wants to be exactly like Traci.
Traci doesn't worry, though. She knows Simone doesn't mean any harm and that her mimicry is only sincere admiration. Until she discovers how far Simone's obsession has gone.
It is then that Simone's entire world begins unraveling, and dreadful secrets from her past are exposed with no warning. Secrets that she'll do almost anything to protect.
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Monday, February 13, 2017
|Al Jarreau with Barbara Rodgers (1978) (Photo Credit: Jim Dennis)|
|Al Jarreau pictured with his wife, Susan, and friends in Rochester. (1978) (Photo Credit: Jim Dennis)|
|Al Jarreau and Jim Dennis (1978)|
Al Jarreau who won seven Grammy Awards died on Sunday, February 12, 2017 in a Los Angeles hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music.
Among Jarreau's many hits was "We're In This Love Together." He also sang the theme song for the television show, "Moonlighting."
Jarreau is survived by his wife Susan and son Ryan. Private memorial services will be held.
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