June 25, 2009 · 8:09 PM ET
I went to a gathering put together by Murph Community AME Church. It was a group discussing domestic violence, providing info and support.
I was the keynote speaker. Spent some time writing my speech. Though I saw several hundred domestic violence cases every year when I was a judge in Cleveland, was on the board of a domestic violence center and even eventually won The Humanitarian of the Year Award from them (which is the one award I received I am the most proud of along with ringing the Liberty Bell) I still like to do research, catch up on the newest inof. etc. before I spend people hard earned Saturday afternoon rest period on me.
Worked on the speech for a week. Got there and didn’t even give it. Three women came up and talked about their experiences as survivors. One sang, one spoke one just nodded. But they were all so powerful my speech suddenly seemed antiseptic.
So I didn’t use it and spoke from my heart.
Great group. Great afternoon. Sometimes the things you do for free pay you the most.
Anyway, I will be hopping today. Trying to button up the house and get to LA to work on WEDLOCK OR DEADLOCK.
My next surprise is looking closer and closer to coming to fruition. You have no idea how hard it is for a chatty keep no secrets babe like me to keep a secret that I think is this cool. If I can pull it off it will be (I believe – not absolutely sure) will be a TV first.
Anyway, wish your girl strength and luck.
Flying. . . Trying . . .
June 25, 2009 · 11:49 AM ET
In my case the answer is everything! Love being on the back side of a show. Everyday there is something new. Did a photo shoot for the new book I have coming out in September PUT IT IN WRITING. Now back to Wedlock or Deadlock.
Thanks for all of the congrats and kudos. Just so you know AS PROMISED you guys were the first to find out about the Chaka thing since I posted in real time.
Hope you guys are all doing well. I am going to be on Ruthie’s show “You Be the Judge ” in July. I’ll give you the date when I talk to my assistant. She is in charge of all things Lynn. Some days I do not know what I’m doing until I get a call from her.
You all take it nice and easy but as you know I NEVER EVER DO NOTHIN NICE AND EASY I DO IT NICE AND ROUGH! Just kidding. I was watching the Tina Turner story when I was correcting scripts last night in my hotel room. I love that movie – that story – Tina Turner and Angela Basset.
Well back to work.
June 24, 2009 · 8:09 PM ET
Can you imagine having Chaka Khan singing some lyrics you wrote? Now let’s not get it twisted. She wrote most of the song – but I had sent her my attempt at lyrics and she used the hook Do I I Do with You and (as she pointed out to me last night another) another phrase I had used and had forgotten about.
I have been a fan of her since her Rufus Days. She was so gracious and fun. And she blew the roof off of the sucker. She’s a late night girl. Session ended at 1:00 am (and you know me I’m a go to bed at 9:30 get up at 5:00 am type of girl) but for this . . .
It’s also interesting how we hooked this up. Byrd (You know Judge Judy’s bailiff) He knew us both and called and told me she was a fan of Divorce Court so he hooked us up and we’d talked on occasion. Then when she heard about the new show I was doing she said she’d hook up the theme song.
Anyway that was my big secret. I don’t think any singer of her rep has sung the theme song of a DAY TIME TALK SHOW. But I could be wrong. Either way, I hope this was worth the wait. I’m still on cloud 9. I will post some pictures of her and me at the session later on today.
Peace. You’re talking to one happy sister.
June 17, 2009 · 8:07 PM ET
At the airport going to work. Just wanted to stop and holler. Didn’t have time this morning. Played tennis and then had to do the best I could to get the family ready for my unexpected departure.
Go Greener you always have something interesting to say. I want to blog on your comment : why is it so hard do be human? Why do I have to keep trying to improve? Why can’t I just be myself? I love that. I am going to think about it and see what I come up with.
Also for those of you who are new friends or don’t come here often and send me a message please don’t get offended if I don’t respond. (every couple of months or so I get accused of being arrogant because I don’t respond to messages sent to me) I wish I could but I just can’t. If I responded to all request comments and hellos I get through mail, MySpace, Email etc. I wouldn’t have time to do anything else!!!
I’m just one person with millions of TV viewers. (and believe me I value each and every one of you) I try to give this a personal touch but it’s just not possible to be all things to all people.
Givin’ it the best I got. Trust me.
June 16, 2009 · 8:06 PM ET
Lots going on today with my new project. Hope to get the green light to tell you about it soon. May have to fly to LA tomorrow to handle some business unexpectedly. Tell you what, that got a cool reception at Casa Toler. Don’t know what else to do. It is so funny, if I were a guy I wouldn’t feel guilty at all.
Got to work.
Got to make money.
Got to go.
Still feel like crap.
But anyway, to my crew member working the rules in my book. 1. I’m glad it’s helping. 2. The wrong feeling doesn’t go away right away. The overriding rule in the book is work your emotions like a job. That’s a long term thing. But the thing is the longer you work it the easier it gets. Just like anything else. Good for you!
Ya’ll take it light and easy. I can’t for a while so you will have to hold down the cool and calm front for me.
If you’re a praying person send one up for me. Trying to step up and out!!