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The Queen's Chair: The Royal Wedding (379 hits)
OK. I was a bit excited about the Royal Wedding. I refused to get up for it at 4 a.m. The beauty of having 24-7 news coverage is that I can wake up at a normal time and see the things I wanted to see. The vows, Kate' dress, the kiss, the hats, and wh ...
Posted Thursday, May 5th 2011 at 5:02PM
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The Queen's Chair: Happy Mother's Day (397 hits)
Eleven years ago this week, I became a mother for the second and final time. It was the week of Mother's Day. I had another daughter and became a mom again. ( Her birthday was yesterday.) After a brief stay in the hospital, I took my daughter home an ...
Posted Thursday, May 5th 2011 at 4:57PM
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The Queen's Chair: Spring Cleaning Your Life (291 hits)
Just wondering what you are doing to spring clean your life? I'm getting rid of stuff I don't need like clothes. But, I'm taking time to also do somethings that I've put off or always wanted to do. For starters, I've planted a garden. I put it off ...
Posted Thursday, May 5th 2011 at 4:50PM
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The Queen's Chair: Happy Cinco de Mayo! (313 hits)
It's May 5th. The day after my daughter's birthday. Most people don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo. They think that day is a Spanish independence one. It's not. It's a Mexican celebration of a war victory. I plan on celebrating tonight. No dancing. I s ...
Posted Thursday, May 5th 2011 at 4:46PM
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The Queen's Chair: Are We A Little Too Happy That Osama bin Laden Is Dead? (448 hits)
Ever since President Obama's announcement about the death of Osama bin Laden. I remained silent. I've heard stories about Navy Seals having a 40-minute celebration. It only took a few seconds to shoot him. There has been debates about whether his "ki ...
Posted Thursday, May 5th 2011 at 4:28PM
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The Queen's Chair: No Love Lost Between Jean-Claude Brizard And Rochester, New York (373 hits)
Currently, there is no love lost between former City Superintendent of Schools Chief Jean-Claude Brizard and the Rochester, New York School Board. Brizard resigned abruptly yesterday after accepting a CEO-kind of position with the Chicago School Boar ...
Posted Thursday, April 21st 2011 at 12:05AM
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The Queen's Chair: What Had Happened Was.... (472 hits)
I wish I could make this up, but I can't. A few weeks ago, Rochester, New York was the site of an escape attempt by two black inmates and one had less than a week left on his sentence. What makes the story so odd is that these two men escaped and no ...
Posted Monday, April 18th 2011 at 11:34AM
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The Queen's Chair: The Spring Break (340 hits)
No alarm went off this morning. I got a few extra zzz's and heard the news. Normally, I'd be running around getting kids ready for camp. Not this morning. They are now too old to go. So this week, I'm catching up on long overdue books. I'm taking a b ...
Posted Monday, April 18th 2011 at 11:01AM
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The Queen's Chair: Donald Trump: Shut Up! (295 hits)
Of all the nerve. Tea Party sweetheart Donald Trump was on The Today Show criticizing President Barack Obama of not being a US citizen and pseudo announcing his intent to run for President. Trump says he can't announce it yet because if he does, NBC ...
Posted Friday, April 8th 2011 at 10:42PM
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The Queen's Chair: Donald Trump: Shut Up! (389 hits)
Of all the nerve. Tea Party sweetheart Donald Trump was on The Today Show criticizing President Barack Obama of not being a US citizen and pseudo announcing his intent to run for President. Trump says he can't announce it yet because if he does, NBC ...
Posted Thursday, April 7th 2011 at 10:59PM
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The Queen's Chair: Better U Program: Week 7: Knowing Your Limits (244 hits)
'm straying a bit from my usual blog report. In Week 6, People need to know their limits. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for getting back into shape and being heart healthy, but don't over do. So if you haven't run a mile in 20 years, today is not the d ...
Posted Thursday, April 7th 2011 at 10:40PM
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The Queen's Chair: The Worst Chore In My House Is... (242 hits)
Hands down in my house, it is cleaning the toilet. Who wants to do that? Next comes putting away clothes after you have washed them. Then probably sorting socks. And finally what I affectionately call "double cleaning." I'm still trying to underst ...
Posted Thursday, April 7th 2011 at 10:33PM
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The Queen's Chair: Better U Program: Week 6: Got Thick Skin? (266 hits)
A heart attack or a stroke can't stop people from changing their perception of you. People think they know what you can and can't do. They think that know all about you. I had to develop a thick skin quickly. I'm used to people NOT liking me becau ...
Posted Thursday, April 7th 2011 at 10:26PM
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The Queen's Chair: Geva Establishes Essie Calhoun Diversity in the Arts Award (1315 hits)
Essie Calhoun, Retired Chief Diversity Officer, Director of Community Affairs, Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company and Chair of the 2011 United Way of Greater Rochester Campaign, was honored at Geva Theatre Center in recognition of her many contr ...
Posted Thursday, April 7th 2011 at 9:23PM
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The Queen's Chair: Poet/Writer Quincy Troupe Salutes A Creative Muse (223 hits)
Recently, poet, author, and writer Quincy Troupe was in Rochester, New York, to celebrate the creative genius of Garth Fagan. The two men sat down to discuss how visual arts, literature, performing arts and choreography are coming together to interp ...
Posted Thursday, April 7th 2011 at 9:06PM
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The Queen's Chair: Black Girls Anthem Opens at Geva Theatre April 1st (2463 hits)
Black Girls Anthem, a choreopoem by Rochester-based playwright Melany Silas, is probably one of the most-talked about events in town, this spring. Tickets for the production, which will be at Geva's Next Stage Theatre from April 1-April 3, are $15 fo ...
Posted Monday, March 21st 2011 at 10:23PM
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The Queen's Chair: Everyone's Irish On St. Patrick's Day (507 hits)
At least that's what Irish people say. My response back: I was Irish by marriage. Needless to say, I have people who challenge that. well, I was. My maiden name is Jones. When I was married, it was Collins. You can't get more Irish than that. Unless, ...
Posted Friday, March 18th 2011 at 6:41PM
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The Queen's Chair: TV One Spotlights Queen Latifah (287 hits)
I've got to give props to TV One's Cathy Hughes for not only spotlight its One-on- One segment with Queen Latifah, but doing her homework and asking "The Queen" questions I've NEVER heard asked. The hour-long interview included questions about why sh ...
Posted Friday, March 18th 2011 at 6:18PM
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The Queen's Chair: The Week After Daylight Savings Time (207 hits)
The days are longer. The nights are shorter. Yet, I'm still tired. I went to bed an hour earlier. Set my clock forward. Did all of this because I had to get up early the next day to interview a write-in, African American woman, mayoral candidate in o ...
Posted Friday, March 18th 2011 at 6:04PM
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The Queen's Chair: Who Do You Think You Are?: Lionel Richie's Profile (345 hits)
I don't know if you saw the show, "Who Do You Think You Are?" spotlighting former Commodores front man and Grammy Winning recording artist Lionel Richie? I was moved to tears...literally. Without giving away too much, his search for his grandfather w ...
Posted Friday, March 18th 2011 at 4:56PM
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The Queen's Chair: Better U Program...Knowing My Numbers/Week 5 (259 hits)
Ever since I had a stroke, I've had to know my numbers when it comes to such things as weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholestrol, body mass index, and certain medication doses. Week 5 brought this home to me and then some. As far as meal calori ...
Posted Friday, March 18th 2011 at 4:42PM
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The Queen's Chair: A Better U Program: Week 3 (322 hits)
This is week three of the Better U Program and this week's focus is about moving. As a stroke survivor, moving still continues to be a critical point in my recovery process. My OT (Occupational) and PT (Physical Therapy) therapists developed plans fo ...
Posted Wednesday, March 9th 2011 at 4:57PM
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The Queen's Chair: Happy International Women's Day (323 hits)
March is Women's History Month. It's also International Women's Day. Well, it was yesterday. Before kids, it was a celebration that I attended and served on a committee to highlight the achievements and changes made by and for women. While women h ...
Posted Wednesday, March 9th 2011 at 4:38PM
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The Queen's Chair: Lent Is 40 Days (334 hits)
Today is Ash Wednesday. It's the day that Catholics go to mass and get ashes placed on their forehead. This is the time of year that we are encouraged to give up something we love for 40 days as a sacrifice until Easter. We do this to understand the ...
Posted Wednesday, March 9th 2011 at 4:17PM
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The Queen's Chair: The Last Day Of Black History Month (317 hits)
Today is February 28. Its also the last day of Black History Month. I'm wondering if anyone else is sad. I've watched, read, listened and was inspired the many links that I discovered. Unheard of musicians. Famous favorites. Jim Crowism stories uncov ...
Posted Monday, February 28th 2011 at 3:19PM
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