Archive for October, 2011

Quote of the Day, or, Occupation is the New Occupation of Many

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31, 2011 by ctgalaw

You must be the change you want to see in the world…….

Mahatma Gandhi

The Occupy Movement is literally all over the map–from New York to Oakland to Atlanta–middle class America is fed up and they have decided not to take it anymore.  At this stage of their nascent movement the mission statement may not be clear and the manifesto has yet to be nailed to City Hall’s door, but “they” (college students and recent grads, community activists {am I the only one thinking that Barack Obama circa 1996 would have been in Chicago’s Grant Park with clipboard and possible bullhorn in tow????}, the unemployed, underemployed and those just tired of being sick and tired) are determined to be seen and heard by the ones that disseminate information to the 1%.  AND……..

I am not mad at them.  Occupy On!


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NEW POST ALERT, or, Yes, I am Back for Good (Whether you like it or not. Ha!)

Posted in Uncategorized on October 21, 2011 by ctgalaw

What better way to dip my big toe (and it is big) back into the blogosphere then to showcase a new exhibit coming to Atlanta!  Wait. For. It.—–Okay, you’ve waited long enough (some 11 days since The Recovering Attorney has made an appearance on the www.).  So I will keep you in suspense no more….

It’s Showtime At The Apollo in Buckhead!!! That’s right.  The world-famous Apollo Theatre is coming to Atlanta.  For this Harlem native it does not get any better.  Harlem, New York is in the A.  My two favorite cities (well, really New York and San Francisco are my 2 favorite American cities–but Atlanta can certainly hold its own).

If you are a Dear Reader you know of my undying love for my hometown in general and my village of Harlem specifically.

The Apollo Theatre brings back so many wonderful memories for me.  My grandfather, for a stint, served as a Manager for the Apollo. So for me that meant that the Apollo became a home away from home.  I danced on stage (I was a little girl) with “Wicked” Wilson Pickett (ask Mr. Google and yes, I am fast becoming a woman of a certain age), saw (from the wings) Al Green in his debut New York performance, I was up close in personal with Bill Withers and his guitar, I got on board the Midnight Train to Georgia with Atlanta’s own Gladys Knight and the Pips, I saw the Godfather of Soul on numerous occasions (front row center) and as you must or should know, American Idol has nothing on Amateur Night at The Apollo (in the late 80’s I believe that I witnessed every rendition of Micheal Jackson’s Billie Jean).

If you let me I will go on and on and on and on and on…….So here are the details.  If you are fortunate to call Atlanta home; or if you are passing through this winter, you can create your own fond Apollo Theatre memories:

What:  “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing:  How the Apollo Theatre Shaped American Entertainment

Where:  The Atlanta History Center, 103 West Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead

When:  Now through March 4, 2012

Info:  404.814.4000 or www.Atlantahistorycent.

It’s good to be back.  Have a wonderful weekend.  I will “see” you on Monday,

The Recovering Attorney

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The Recovering Attorney is Baacckk AND I don’t know if I should laugh or cry……

Posted in Uncategorized on October 10, 2011 by ctgalaw

I’m through for the day… Smh

AND I am out…..Ha!  or Sob!


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The Recovering Attorney Un-Blog(tm) is experiencing technical difficulties!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2011 by ctgalaw

The www. and WordPress are just not cooperating today!  The black and white photo of the young boy below is of George Junis Stinney, Jr.  1920-1944.

He was 14 years old.  6 months. and 5 days old whereby making young George the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century.

In a Columbia, South Carolina prison sixty-six years ago, guards walked a 14 year old boy, Bible tucked under his arm to the electric chair.  At a mere 5’1 and 95 pounds, the straps (made for an adult, presumably) did not fit his adolescent legs.

The switch was pulled and the adult-sized “death mask” fell from his face allowing those in attendance at the state ordered execution

please tune in on Thursday, Dear Readers.  Again, as you can see, I am having www./Wordpress difficulties!!

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This Is What I am Aiming For…….And The Body, Too!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 3, 2011 by ctgalaw

I can finally, without judgement, shame, embarrassment or a psycho-social examination, covet *Barbie’s HAIR!  And, yes, I am a little late to the party. . .the Barbie Natural Hair doll has been on the market for a minute now.  But BIG natural HAIR is soooo me–just give me one more year {of my natural hair journey} and you won’t be able to tell The Recovering Attorney from the Natural Hair Barbie (body not included)…And though…..

I have not visited a toy store, ventured down the toy aisles of my local big box store or spent the day in the American Girl Store  and Cafe (we looove the 5th Avenue store in New York City and their field greens salad–the Atlanta version, not so much) since Precious Child II needed me to hold her hand while she crossed the street (*le sob*), this Barbie just might change all of that.  Ha!

Have a great Monday, Dear Readers,

The Recovering Attorney

PS:  *I think that’s a Barbie doll???

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