Well Sunday is Mother’s Day in many parts of the world, and I wanted to dedicate a special thank you to my Mom Mary Ann Jackson, Mom I wanted to say thank you for all the sacrafices you made just to make sure I never lacked anything as a little girl growing up, I remember my mother working 3 jobs to take care of our household, which means by her being a single mom she had to sacrafice never being home with me, never being able to come to any of my school functions, and while she was an international Vocalist she alway’s had to leave me with someone else which led her to a very difficult decision which was to leave her passion inorder to be closer to me., well I’ve never forgotten that, and about a week ago while going through some papers I found this message my Mom left for me, it brought back memories and as I read it my eyes filled with tears, because theres nothing like a mother’s love no matter how you receive it, it just warms your heart.
So this is the flip side of the postcard which is a picture of my beautiful Mom, that she used to send to her fans and family from whatever city she was playing in. (I think I’ll have to do something like that as well. Thanks Mom!)
The card is dated 12-22-05 and she wrote me a little note of appreciation to me, (to paint the picture for you) see I was touring in Europe and I sent for her to come be with me throught the Christmas holidays’ as her gift from me, and reading the note it just reminded me of the little things that mother’s do that mean so much in your later years. They are always there to give you an encouraging word in some kind of way., it’s moments like these when you realize just how much they care., so I just want to say thank you Mom, for all that you sacraficed for me and the gift of music that lives in me from you! Love you much!
Please feel free to add any memories you may have about your mom! And once again Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s throughout the world! Hugs
I stumbled upon this prayer in 2012 from Kenneth Copeland’s website and I keep it on my desktop as a sticky note so that whenever I open my computer, (that’s almost 24hrs a day) I can see this PRAYER. It’s very comforting and today I just thought I would share it with you. Happy reading … Continue reading
The Pizza of Naples
“Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana” (“True Neapolitan Pizza Association”), which was founded in 1984, has set the very specific rules that must be followed for an authentic Neapolitan pizza. These include that the pizza must be baked in a wood-fired, domed oven; that the base must be hand-kneaded and must not be rolled with a pin or prepared by any mechanical means (i pizzaioli — the pizza makers — make the pizza by rolling it with their fingers) and that the pizza must not exceed 35 centimetres in diameter or be more than one-third of a centimetre thick at the centre. The association also selects pizzerias all around the world to produce and spread the verace pizza napoletana philosophy and method.
There are many famous pizzerias in Naples where these traditional pizzas can be found like Da Michele, Port’Alba, Brandi, Di Matteo, Sorbillo, Trianon and Umberto (founded: 1916). Most of them are in the ancient historical centre of Naples. These pizzerias will go even further than the specified rules by, for example, only using “San Marzano” tomatoes grown on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and only drizzling the olive oil and adding tomato topping in a clockwise direction.
The pizza bases in Naples are soft and pliable. In Rome they prefer a thin and crispy base. Another popular form of pizza in Italy is “pizza al taglio” which is pizza baked in rectangular trays with a wide variety of toppings and sold by weight.
In December 2009, the pizza napoletana was granted Traditional Speciality Guaranteed status by the European Union.
In 1990 the world’s largest pizza was made in South Africa at the Norwood supermarket, the pizza weighed 12.9 tons
So it’s still National Poetry Month and we still have just a little over a week left to celebrate this month. In my past Blog regarding this subject I introduced you to my cousin Lyriccs Melody Collins-Fret whom is an aspiring poet, and I also mentioned that I had another person dear to me that is not only a friend but like a brother to me and he’s also an aspiring poet so I wanted to dedicate a Big congratulations to him for his writings and to introduce you to Arnal Kennedy.
Now Arnal and I go back to when we were children!!! and we played together, ate hot dogs, cotton candy, french fries, and all that good stuff that kids do together (so you get the picture now) so to know him all of this time and to know his life story as well, well it brings tears to my eyes because he has a story just as many of us do, but you see there were many years that passed when I didn’t know where Arnal was, we lost contact and then so many reports would come to me that know one even in the family knew where he was and so you can imagine just how I felt. But you’ll get to know his story when you visit his page, all I know is that God really does answer prayer and I’m so proud of Arnal to see him back with us and of his accomplishments as an inspiring poet. So once again Arnal congratulations’ and keep up the good work.
Find out more about Arnal Kennedy by clicking on the photo’s below:
Your comments are always welcome and feel free to share with your friends. Hugs Habaka Kfj www.habakakfj.com
Thanks to well-known Recording Artist+Author Jennifer Grassman, while reading her BLOG post I discovered that the month of APRIL is National Poetry Month and it just so happens that I know a couple of people very close to me and my heart that are aspiring Poets & Writers‘. So let me introduce you to my cousin… … Continue reading
You are not going to believe this but I lost my first Blog and I don’t know how I did it! So I’m going to try to write this again and hopefully it will be as good as the first one was. I really want to go to bed now but I can’t because a … Continue reading
On the 26th of March my girlfriend sends me a photo of a newspaper article, “which that’s the photo that I posted”, ok so it’s written in Italian language but I’m going to tell you all that happened! So moving right along, she sends me this photo and I enlarge it in order to start reading … Continue reading
It’s been raining all day and I’m thinking “for sure the concert will be canceled” we were all tired from the long travel and excited at the same time not knowing what to expect but knowing that we will be performing before hundreds of people tonight. Not only am I worried about the weather but I’m worried because I’m on tour for the first time as a solo artist abroad and I have a sore throat that’s so bad it’s affecting the way I even speak. Now I’ve been drinking hot tea with lemon, honey and hot pepper all day and anything else I can think of to remedy the solution, I’m barely talking and I’ve never had to face this type of problem before., to tell you the truth I’m scared but I just haven’t told anyone else that.
Well dinner was great, and we’ve been told that the concert will go on as scheduled, so fast forward the band is playing I’m waiting to hear my cue and I’m looking at them smiling with butterflies in my stomach, I hear my name I start approaching the stairs, I take the mic I look at the musicians wave to the crowd and open my mouth to sing!!!! OH MY GOD!! I don’t have a voice, nothing I mean not a sound is coming out of my mouth I turn and look at the musicians they look at me with a question mark on their faces and I motion that I have no voice at all, I don’t believe this is happening!
So my Angel stops by to save the bell, well let me tell you…it started pouring rain and the concert was canceled!!!!! The next day I was taken to the nose, throat, & ear specialist where I was informed I would not be able to sing for several month’s. That was a moment in my life that I truly never want to repeat again, what a scary feeling.
Total cooking time: 38 minutes 4 handful’s of pasta (pasta type your choice) 4 slices of your choice of meat diced (optional) 1 small egg 1/2 cup soy milk (your choice) 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp flour 4 slices of cheese(of your choice) Just a small tip on my ingredients. I … Continue reading