“Twinkle in an Eye” – (reflections of a writer) GD

Haven’t said too much today. Been absorbed in progressive thought, battling with an ambitious spirit that hungers for that new level.  Seems life is filled with moments like those.  Something on my mind that I thought I’d write about.  A beautiful and talented young actress by the name of, Maia Campbell, who played one of the characters on the short-live sitcom, “In the House,” that also stared rapper-actor, LL Cool J, and Choreographer/Actress/Dancer/Producer, Debbie Allen,  hit some stumbling blocks along the road sometime after the sitcom ended.

Well, somebody decided to record and post on line, a moment during this particular time in her life.

I refuse to even post this video and wish someone would take it off line.

I’m overjoyed that this story does have an illuminating light that burned away all of that darkness.  She seems to be doing quite well these days, and I celebrate her accomplishments and life in this post that I call, “Twinkle in an Eye.”

I suppose what saddens me sometimes is that, many times, exploitation and ridicule are used to get a quick laugh.  Finger-pointing and condemnation are also often used instead of, the having of,  compassion and a sincere concern to understand, why?

Why is that person going through this?

What kind word might I say to lift them up?

I’ll smile rather than frown in disgust because…



this one smile might let them know that there are people who care.

I pray that she continues to grow in strength, and maintains all the positive steps that she has made on that never-ending road to recovery.

She’s looking as beautiful as ever now.

It’s really important that we surround ourselves with people who are really for us.  You’ll know them because, even when you make mistakes, they never leave your side.  They might even use a little tough love, but one thing they’ll never do, is put you down and turn their backs on you.

Cherish those you love, and those who love you, because life is but a span of time than can be as brief as the twinkle in an eye.

And these are the (reflections of a writer) GD

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About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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