Life trumped my plans to get rid of my bronchitis with rest, hot toddies and select medications. While laying in bed recuperating, I watched the February 21, 2012 episode of the Fox television series Glee. This episode, “On My Way,” was shocking in its brutal honesty and, I hope, educated those outside of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population of the very high percentage of suicide by teens and young people because of the teasing, harassment and physical and verbal abuse they suffer from peers, parents and too many religions.
I could not allow this teachable moment to pass without comment. It hit far too close to home for me for several reasons. Hence, instead of resting, over the next few days I wrote an entry on my blog Words From A Wicked Woman called Suicide By Glee. There are some sentences that, while grammatically correct, are too complex for my comfort, but I suspect this blog entry is one of the most important I’ve ever written. There was no room to get it wrong. In this case, failure was definitely not an option.
Reading the Categories, the subject matter of this post should be painfully obvious. I have bronchitis. Writing is definitely on my radar but I’m not in a position to do anything about it. Some invisible germ has knocked me down temporarily and isn’t allowing me to get up. I have a feeling about when I’ll be better, but I’m not saying anything for fear of jinxing myself. I will be available soon. Until then, and in an homage to the recently-late, definitely great, music man, Don Cornelius: Love, Peace and Soul!
This is just a very short note to say that I’m working on my blog more intensely this week. I’m leaving this site in a few minutes to write a piece that would have been posted last week had I not found a glitch in the most important photo that kept it off, much to the chagrin of every inch of my body. I had to shoot one photo again Sunday, complete with impromptu set and lighting. Good Lord, will I be happy when my shooter comes on board this week or next! It’s nearly 6:00a and I’m still working!
I’m going to make an attempt to round up all the Grammy Awards news Monday or Tuesday. At the same time, I’m on the watch for new news about Whitney Houston’s untimely, tragic death.
Catch me on Twitter @TheWickedWoman1.
If you’re interested in reading more recent writing samples, I suggest viewing my blog, Words From A Wicked Woman. Originally begun in 2007, I abandoned it because I was working on Obama for America and because I was exhausted. It’s going live again at noon, Tuesday, February 7, 2012. I’m also now on Twitter as @TheWickedWoman1. Let’s exchange some ideas.
I am currently working on my graduate school application and hope to get back to work on an article about a wonderful musician that has been on the back burner for far too long. However, an article of no more than 1500 words may be possible to write if most of the “leg work” can be done by phone.