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Alretha Thomas

Ready for Reality TV

It seems like every day there’s a new crop of reality shows hitting the airwaves. The topics and themes of these shows are as varied as the people are...
Yesterday was my second day on the job, and I wanted to pull my teeth, eyeballs, and weave out. It was crazy! The assistant I replaced was not very organized and left me with a gang of pending projects, i.e., stuff she let sit until it was time for h...
Yesterday I started my new position as an administrative assistant in a financial company. Before leaving the house, I had made a decision to spread, kindness, joy, love, and happiness. You’re probably shaking your head right now, wondering how I was...
Today I start a new job. I feel like I did on the first day of school —nervous, excited, and anxious. If someone would have told me nine months ago that I’d be starting over this late in life, I would have labeled them certifiably insane. I had been ...
  Yesterday one of my BFFs hosted a special prayer breakfast for her deceased mother’s “adopted” daughters. Her mother went to be with the Lord thirty days ago. She was ninety-three years young. I had the privilege of being among those who had b...
“Did you hear what happened to Will Smith?” my sister asked me during one of our numerous daily phone conversations yesterday. “Will Smith? Will Smith the actor?” I asked, bracing myself for some horrific news. But then I thought about it, Will is re...
  Like most of us who partied hard during the 70s and 80s, I was saddened when I learned yesterday that Donna Summer had succumbed to a long battle with cancer. It took me by surprise, because I was unaware that the songstress was even ill, let ...
On May 24, 1998, I hit the lottery. No, not SuperLotto Plus or MEGA Millions, but the lottery of love. On that day, I met the man I believe I’ll spend the rest of my life with. I met my husband! I used to tell my older sister that I’d hit the lottery...
Yesterday I introduced the world to my third child “Married in the Nick of Nine.” It’s been a long road from conception to birth. On Saturday, June 9 from 12:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. at Adassa’s Island Café, there will be a “Coming Out” Party for my baby, ...
The elderly woman peered at the little girl and said, “You’re such a pretty child.” The girl averted her big brown eyes and forced a grin. “How old are you? Five? the woman asked. The girl stuck her puny chest out and yelled, “I’m five and a half !” ...
Yesterday I introduced the world to my third child “Married in the Nick of Nine.” It’s been a long road from conception to birth. On Saturday, June 9 from 12:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. at Adassa’s Island Café, there will be a “Coming Out” Party for my baby, ...




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