9 Tips to Give a Great Podcast Interview

Performing on radio and podcasts like a professional requires preparation and practice. Before you arrive at or call in to the radio station or the podcast show, be sure you’ve gotten everything together. Don’t listen to yourself later and wish you could do it over. There will be many things you’ll forget to say and […]

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Work by Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat features prominently in Tiffany & Co. Ad Campaign Featuring Jay-Z and Beyonce

I am intrigued by the new Tiffany & Co. campaign featuring music icons, Sean (Jay-Z) Carter and his wife, Beyonce Knowles-Carter. In the promotional photo, Jay-Z appears to be staring off, neither contemplating his wife, her jewelry, nor the graffiti art next to him. Beyonce, in a statuesque pose, proudly wears the rare 30 million […]

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Some of My Favorite Southern Expressions

My great grandma’s name was Edna, but everybody called her Miss Sweet. She was known mainly for her skills in the kitchen. The woman could fix anything. She used only fresh ingredients and we went to market almost everyday. When my sister and I walked a’piece, to “town” with Mama Sweet, we wore our sun […]

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Are You a Listener or a Reader?

I have a habit of saying, “I read that book,” but what I really mean is I listened to that book. I discovered books-on-tape in my local library two decades ago. Often, as many as 18 cassette tapes would sit inside the clunky black cases holding a world of prose from every genre. Let me tell […]

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