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Jacob Lusk sings Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” on American Idol

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

I just watched Jacob Lusk singing Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” on American Idol. As usual, Jacob sang his lungs out and I held my breath the whole time! That young man is indisputably talented and I love watching him sing. That being said, for me, it was not just about his gift of a voice but also about the lyrics of the song he sang.

My favorite Michael Jackson song of all time is “Man in the Mirror” so you can imagine my delight when I heard Jacob Lusk ‘sang’ it. If I have one personal philosophy about life, it is expressed in this song:

If You Wanna Make The
World A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change

Basically, the biggest change that you can effect is within yourself. You cannot begin to change the world until you change (overcome) yourself.

When I got married over six years ago, my sister in law made a short speech and gave us two pieces of valuable advice. She told us to “always be fluid like water and take the path of least resistance”. The second piece of advice, much like Michael Jackson’s song was very wise. She basically told us that anytime we feel a challenge in our marriage, instead of looking at the other person (spouse), to look at ourselves and make a change. Years later, I still operate on this one philosophy when dealing with a challenge in my marriage and in other areas of my life.

So what am I suggesting? Well, it is simple; if you feel like a change needs to happen, start with the man in the mirror…


American Idol Wild Card Picks save Ashthon Jones and Naima Adedapo

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Just as we started to think that the American Idol Top 10 had completely excluded black women, we were introduced to the “wild card picks”. With the introduction of the “wild card” came two black women who were voted into what then became the top 13!

It seems that the new line up of judges, Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, also noticed this glaring omission because two of the three people that they voted back into the competition turned out to be black women.

No one could have been more shocked than Ashthon Jones who was the first black woman that the judges voted to put back into the competition. She was then followed by a highly emotional Naima Adedapo, also a black woman, who was also voted back into the competition. The third person to be added back into the competition was a much deserving young man, Stephano Langone.

With the top 13 now selected, American Idol’s season 10 is set to be a wild and exciting addition to Wednesday and Thursday night’s prime-time line-up.

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