In Memoriam – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs. What a visionary. A man with drive, innovation and a passion for technology. This is a HUGE loss to lots of people who use computers and other tech gadgets.

I had the opportunity to work at Apple right out of college in 1996 and the retail store in Atlanta in mid 2000’s. Both jobs were a joy and its the only corporate company I would even consider working for!
Thanks for all you have done to change our lives for the better! Rest in Peace Steve!

in Memoriam – Sept. 11, 2001

10 years ago, our lives were changed forever. Evil reared its ugly head! So many innocent lives lost for an extremist cause! But love conquers all and we as a nation and world will overcome this and won’t allow the few that harbor evil to shake our resolve.

I was there in NYC the day this happened. I would have been at the World Trade Center that morning but I woke up 30 minutes late. I was watching the news when the 1st plane hit. I was out the door to head to the WTC to go to bank when the 2nd plane hit. Then I knew something was wrong. Like everyone else, we watched in disbelief what happened at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, PA. My heart is still heavy for all those families that lost loved ones on that day. I pray for God’s strength for those affected each and every day as I know it’s painful.

In Memoriam – Jerry Leiber

Celebrating the life of Jerry Leiber, part of the legendary duo songwriting team of Leiber and Stroller, who passed away of cardio pulmonary failure. He was 78.

Leiber and Stroller, were best known for writing such hits as “Stand By Me”, “On Broadway”, “Jailhouse Rock” and others. There is a great article where Jerry said he wanted to write for only black artists as he felt he was black. LOL. It’s a great article which you can read here!
Here is their hit – “Stand By Me” co-written and performed by Ben E. King

In Memoriam – Clarence Stone

This has been one emotional morning. Today, I found out that one of my first lil brothers, who hadn’t heard from in awhile, was killed in a car accident back in June 23, 2010. One of his good friends, who was also one of my first lil brothers, told me the news this morning. I am still at a loss for words. The last time we talked was June 19th,2010. He wished me well with my XXX company and said he couldn’t wait to see me when he visited Atlanta again!
Damn. Damn. Damn. Miss you Clarence. Big brother loves you!

Here he is on graduation day from Morehouse College in 2007. I was proud of him! 🙂