We have this remarkable man in our midst. All the things we have felt about rd him exist in a cloud that surrounds him.
Rosy pink? Well, he and Hillary live far, far apart, but aren't they still a remarkable -- yes -- an amazing couple?
Infidelity -- what he did with that pretty girl -- what it cost him, and us, in terms of hope, faith, fidelity, truth -- isn't it still grey with dark spots?
His brilliant mind -- all that, that's sky blue -- his ability to gather, sift and sort information and facts, and create pathways -- and yes, lead the way. He leads the way and gets us walking on the road to a hopeful future.
Even though he looks tired, Bill knows how to talk, how to state and sell -- more than sell -- promote realities. Like a preacher he is -- once he gets started, he won't let go till he's finished sermonizing, and sums it up into a powerful phrase you can't help holding onto.
What power he has no matter what he does -- he does whatever it is, better, I think, than any politician, any leader, any celebrity in the world.
But he does looks older. You wonder if he's okay -- he's had a lot of heart surgery. Say his name and you think busy, busy love life -- you're remembering Jennifer, Monika, and Paula what's-her-name he played around with, while he and Hillary were physically living together.
Is he still sleeping around? How does he manage with that huge schedule of hugely important things he's supporting?
Lust, and personal fulfillment drove him in all the years that we've known him, and now -- do they still drive him now?
Right now he doesn't look like a man who can meet someone at a party, go home with her, and take her to bed. He seems almost too frail.
And Hillary, right now -- she's not frail, but her inconsistent hairdo, her facial expressions -- to me, she seems weary, and unsure of herself.
Even so -- even when they're thousands of miles apart -- she's his spine, he's her spine. If he and she decide to do more about running the county ... Well, they'll do it -- he'll ignite like he did -- when was it, last week?
Yes, he'll fire us up.
Maybe I need to think that, whether it's really true or not. Thanks for giving me that Bill.
On the HLN Channel, OH MY -- double, triple, heavy-duty toil -- by the commentators. (It's a national television network, a spinoff of CNN, that focuses on the “must-see, must-share” stories of the day.)
Velez-Mitchell, wonderful blonde streaks in her hair, is
sexy-delectable -- peppy, passionate, fearlessly friendly, outspoken,
and opinionated about who committed the crime, killed, abused, or might
be responsible for the latest victim. Over and over, in the course of a
segment, she relates the clues, the horror, her shock, sympathy and
Hip hip hurray! Jane's clear-speaking, entertaining, worth watching.
Grace is the oh-so-wise, so knowing, so doomful judge, jury,
prosecutor, with I KNOW I'M RIGHT in her voice, as she melds bits of
information that prove her instinctive conviction about the "suspect."
Oh yes, Nancy is righteously right, and stand-up straight, confident.
Retaining the look the makeup that professionals gave her when she was
dancing on Dancing With The Stars, a happily married mother of twins, with thousands of cases she's judged under her belt, Nancy KNOWS.
Hooray! Nancy hypnotically convinces you that her perception of what's right and wrong is the only valid perception.
Drew -- the wise, urbane, non-judgmental doctor -- there he is,
stirring the ingredients of the latest rumor news -- mixing it, whipping
it up into a psychoanalytical revelation -- spicing it up with
simplistic sexual connotations -- adding his own manly understanding of
what makes a person tick -- clearly you can trust this friendly,
unpretentious, exceptionally observant, open-minded doc who modestly
admits, every so often, that he's highly trained.
-- for Drew's practical, logical perspective on current cultural
realities, that advises us on how to tolerate what's going on, and
remain objective, no matter what.
Um, what was it yesterday?
Rihanna dating the guy who beat her up? "Co-dependency!" said Jane.
Nancy was teary-eyed over the latest missing or murdered baby, while
Drew was comforting a formerly famous celebrity who'd just revealed that
she was sexually abused.
a trio, how conveniently entertaining, and repetitive -- perfect for
dinner time -- miss a minute here or there, and you still know what's
going on, despite interruptions by phone-caller-fans, who ramble on
about how they adore Jane-Nancy-Drew, how they tune in every day.
With praise pouring into the potful, the yummy stew of tragedy, passion, violence -- oh my!
It's double trouble to digest -- and not feel -- even though for us, none of it is very real.
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HOW I GOT HERE
I'm a writer, writing things that haven't brought me fame, but continue to involve me, inspire me to find an audience.
I started out as a modern dancer, contemporary, but balletic. I didn't want to be a swan, or a barefoot dancer. I wanted to dance to the music that thrilled me as a child, and made me want to be a dancer.
I began writing in the truck my first husband, Mark Ryder and I bought, in order to carry our set, props, and costumes for a long one-night-stands tour -- eighty-eighty performances in eighty-eight cities.
We were performing "Romeo and Juliet" nightly, but our marriage was breaking up. Every day while our stage manager drove us two-hundred miles or so to the next booking, I'd type a detailed description of last night -- what we did well, what we argued about, and a travelogue about the town, and comments from the people at the nightly party.
Recovering from the trip and the divorce, I sent my "car book" to a friend who said -- "Em, it's great, but ..." And that became rewrites, and another book. Then, my marriage to actor John Cullum, and then a play that got produced, and another book, big hopes because a famous agent loved it. The title and concept changed five times -- now it's been published, finally, as "Somebody, Woman of the Century." You can buy it, or read about it and my other five novels on Emily Frankel.com