Grey hair grows faster

Oh my fucking gawd!  I’m thirty.  It was devastating, my youth!

Turning forty was less shocking however, I spent the first two years of my forties saying I was thirty nine.

One day, I noticed a grey hair in my goatee, I didn’t think anything about it.  A few days later there were three, all in the same neighborhood.   Not today, I thought to myself as I quickly plucked those bad boys out.

Months went by, I was on a weekend vacation with the family.  I looked in a mirror and there they were, all grouped up together.  A renegaded bunch standing tall like they were Teamsters.   Well you don’t eff with the Teamsters.  So I did what a normal guy does, I carefully covered them in black Kiwi shoe polish.

By my fiftieth birthday the Teamsters had won.   Their diabolical plan had worked, AND they were expanding.    The mustache was beginning to have more salt than paper.  To fight them off  I bought “Just for men”   However, with the basic black I started to look like a Deacon at the First Eucalyptus Missionary Baptist Church.   I now know Medium brown works best for me.  Warning : Don’t color your southern hair, you’ll learn a few new dance moves, just saying.

God has a sense of humor.  The grey hair suddenly started to grow faster.   I had to get a part time job so I could afford to cover the grey.   In addition to facial hair, the nose hair started growing faster. You just know, when people are not looking into your eyes and   staring at your braided nose hairs.  I have worn out several nose rimmers.  As more baby boomers come online, someone like Dewalt or Black and Decker will make a heavy duty hair trimmer.

If your forty or forty plus, embrace the grey, you’ll go before it does.





Honda: Ugly at no additional charge?

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I like Honda”s, the company builds very competent vehicles that do most things well.    While Mazda’s are more fun to drive, Honda are more livable and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any Honda.

The Honda Accord has been around for more than four decades.  No car, Mercedes Benz, BMW,has appeared on Car and Drivers Magazine’s “10 Best” more than the Honda Accord. It has won many award all over the world.

The Accord was the first Japanese car manufactured in America.  For nearly ten years the Honda Accord has been the second best selling car in the United States, only behind the Toyota Camry.   While more people are buying SUV’s than passengers cars.  The Accord remains very important to Honda.

For 2018, The Accord and Toyota Camry are all new.  Japanese cars are typically conservatively styled. No extreme curves or creases.   This year, the gloves are off, as the two vehicles attempt to slow the slide of market share.

2018 Honda Accord

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2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry: America's Favorite Sedan Is All-New

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The news has been good for Toyota. The Camry sales are up nearly 13% for the year.    Sales for the Honda Accord, the car that won the prestigious North American Car of the Year and The Canadian Car of the Year, is down nearly 15%

Could it be the wrapper?  

I think the stylist at Honda have lost their way.  First at Acura its luxury brand.  It seemed the stylist focused all their attention on the front of the car with its complex lighting and slabs of chrome.

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Honda revealed the new corporate grill in the 2016 Honda Civic.

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A thick and heavy piece of chrome with an “H” in the center.   The saving grace for the Civic is it’s unique rear lighting.  Charles Fleming of the Los Angeles Times said the Civic was bland.  While there was love for the performance of the top spec Civic Type “R”. few had positive words for its styling.   Saying the car was overdone with “too much of everything”

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Car and Driver said: The Type R’s flaws are plain to see for anyone over the age of 19. The designers appear to have drawn inspiration from fly swatters, anime hairstyles, and suspicious growths. And the interior team must have used their year’s allotment of red Sharpies coloring the seats and the lower half of the steering wheel, because they all but stopped at the B-pillar, dressing the rear only with perfunctory red stitching and belts. On the upside, think of all the money you’ll save when you can’t find a more garish fiberglass body kit for your Honda.

Which brings us back to the Accord.   Last summer Kelly Pleskot of Motor Trend asked its readers was the New Accord Refreshing or Revolting ? Christian Wardlaw of the New York  thought the Accord  looked sensational, especially in comparison to what will be its primary competitor, the new 2018 Toyota Camry. Dan Wise of  the  St Louis Post Dispatch  Said the styling is polarizing.     Car and Driver saysIt’s certainly the most elegant-looking Accord since the sleek, pop -up headlight model ,from the late 1980s, and its body thankfully avoids much of the surface excitement that plagues the latest Civic. The front-end styling has proved polarizing among our ranks, but from any other angle, it’s undeniably a handsome piece.


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Its likely the face of the Accord, will be refreshed for next year.   However the sales year isn’t over and waiting in the wings is the 2019 Nissan Altima (the 3rd best selling midsize car) which should arrive at dealership early summer.

There are cracks over at Honda.   Sales have slowed for the (10th generation) Civic now in its third year. It is slightly ahead of the Toyota Corolla(11th generation) now in its fifth year.

Sales are also down for the Honda’s best selling vechicle CR-V (5th generation) in its second year is down nearly 19% for the year while sales are up for the Nissan Rouge (2nd generation) 20% in its fifth year in production  The Toyota Rav4 is the best selling SUV in the US.  The fourth generation is now its its sixth year.  The fifth generation is due to hit the showrooms this summer.

The heat is ON!

.Mazda is quieting their vechicles to make them more competative.  Hyundai and Kia having raided Audi and BMW engineeers and designers, are preparing for their third act Genesis.

At the end of the day, what we drive is an extention of who we are and who wants to be bland?










Stormy Daniels is a feminist hero

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And we owe it to her to give her the respect she deserves in her fight to break her silence

If American history has taught us one important lesson, it’s that sex scandals — in all their forms — can be more powerful than whispers of corruption when it comes to pushing a politician out of office.

By: Nicole Karlis/

While this isn’t always the case, it seems to be true more times than not. Blame it on the country’s puritanical roots, America’s obsession with private lives or the increasing intolerance for abusive men in positions of power. When one’s sex life becomes public knowledge, and it reflects poorly on that person’s character, it’s likely their days in office are numbered. This trend dates back centuries. As every Lin-Manuel Miranda fan knows, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton had an affair while married. A journalist exposed him after he served in office, but he still had to issue a public apology, which reportedly harmed his reputation and future in politics. Then there’s Bill Clinton, who set a new standard of what the implications are when you lie about an affair under oath.


When news broke that adult film star Stephanie Clifford (whose stage name is Stormy Daniels) allegedly had an affair with President Donald Trump in 2006 while he was married to Melania Trump, gasps and glimmers of real hope arrived for many who are utterly exhausted by Trump’s misogyny, racism and bullying. Unlike the many would-be scandals that have followed Trump all the way into the Oval Office, Clifford has a real chance at thwarting Trump’s position of power.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta: S10 ep16 “Driving Miss Kim”

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Not much to see here.  Last night episode was a complete mess.  Expectations were high after last weeks Barcelona, which was one of the best episodes of the season thus far.    Its very clear ,its time for a major reboot in Atlanta.  Things were so bad last night,that some of Kenya Moore haters were missing Kenya.


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Last night opened with Kandi and Mama Joyce revisiting Barcelona.  When the topic of Porsha comes up.  Joyce tells Kandi she met with Porsha and feels that if Kandi would said something to end it, the attacks may have stopped.   It’s clear Kandi isn’t done punishing Porsha.

Porsha and sister Lauren meet for tea.  After Barcelona she tells her sister she is going to remove herself from the drama.  (No drama on a reality show?  Porsha, think underground railroad.)

Kim doesn’t see Color? 

Dear White people, with friends of color. 

Try, not to say you don’t see color.  I understand that most people who say that, is coming from a good place.  That being said, by saying that you don’t see color, you place “race” front and center.  Saying you don’t have a racist bone in your body, can make things worse.   Because everyone sees color.  I suggest, treating a misunderstanding  with a person of color,the same way you would treat a misunderstanding from another white person. 

 Too much to do about a Roach

Kim says she had to hire a security guard because of Nene keeps calling her a racist on Instagram .

Kim’s daughter asked Nene’s son if she could come over.  In the rest room she saw some bugs and as a kid would she taped it.  Like other children, an some adults it went to far. But when you have two childlike adults on line they will say things that don’t make sense like Nene’s “It sounds very racial when you are speaking to an African-American person and talk about roaches. Because people feel like you associated that with the ghetto or trash. Black people do not receive that very well.”

Nene, what if the person was African-American?

Race and Security Guards over a roach video?

Moooving ON 


Nene’s Rant at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California

Nene’s tendency to go to one hundred when she is criticized, damaged her brand. Its one thing on a realty show and other when your attacking a heckler during in front of an audience.     Most experienced, comics know how to handle hecklers but Nene isn’t a professional comic. .  She went 100!  She told the heckler. She hoped the woman was raped by an Uber driver.      Initially,  she blamed being in the Bay Area, the home of Uber.  But ultimately, she took responsibility for her actions.  She faced a tidal wave of  anger on social media and she took a beating in the press.   Those actions cost her the gig on the Xscape Tour.  She was comforted by Marlo and Cynthia who has never seen an emotional Nene. 

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Divorced and very single Cynthia. Drives single Will, to the Airport.  On route they revisit Kandi’s party. WHERE THEY WERE BOTH UPSET ( I think Cynthia cried) when Eva said, Will may have been dating another woman while seeing Cynthia, who isn’t, has never been, and isn’t likely to BE his FUCKING GIRLFRIEND!    BECAUSE!  Cynthia has said and has told Will.  SHE doesn’t doesn’t want to be in a committed relationship WITH ANYONE!!!

“Driving Miss Kim”

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Is Kroy Biermann being paid by the mile?  Perhaps he is a Uber driver.  This season when we see wifey, we get a brief glimpse of Kroy by the car.  We all know Kimmy can drive.  We saw her drive a new Caddy Escalade out of the dealership,the one Big Poppa paid for.

Former good friends, Kandi and Kim agree to meet for lunch, Kim is late,very late.  She tells Kroy to have fun at Costco and she probably wont be long.     Kandi is understandably pissed. and ready to go.

When Kim sits down,  Kandi goes in, asking when did Kroy started going everywhere with her and why he’s always waiting around in parking lots for her?   A perplexed Kim asks for an example,Kandi said she was talking to Kroy on the phone at the Elephant Room.   Kim, excitedly says, When the fuck did I call my husband during the Elephant Room?   

Kandi wasn’t there for it.   “Wait, who fuck you cussing at?” 

 Kim says she’s getting irritated at the questioning.  Kandi: “Well, if you’re getting irritated, do what the fuck you normally do and take your ass home, and get in that car!”

This takes Kim by surprise.    And the conversation changes, as the two start talking about kids , life and finally agreeing to be cool with each other.

These two were once good friends until “Tardy for the Party, and lawsuits and attorney fees.   This could be a new beginning.



Speaking of new beginnings.  Its time for Atlanta to gut the cast.  Its been long two years. But who should go? 

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RHOA: Time to clean house three or more cast members needs to go (which 3?)

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Season 10 seems to be unlucky for Bravo’s housewives. Orange County has been a mess for the last two seasons with weak story lines and senior cast members who may have overstayed their welcome.

Atlanta, now in its 10th season has been limping for a few years. Last season’s Porsha’s\Kandi drama went much too long. If weren’t for dramatic Pheadra reveal, during the reunion, the entire season would have been a epic failure.

This season, Bravo has thrown everything at its number one reality show this season. Including bringing back first season veterans Nene Leaks and Kim Zolciak.

Marlo Hampton, Shamea Morton, Eva Marcille joined Zolciak as friends of the show. Kenya Moore isn’t likely to return this season due to her husbands refusal to appear on the show.

Like Orange County, Atlanta is in a desperate need a reboot. Replacing three of more housewives. The after two seasons of poor story lines viewership is slowing eroding.

Which housewives should go…..

Click comments, what do you think. Who should go?


The 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destination Ideas For 2018

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By: Paula Moooey/Your Tango com


Start off your wedded bliss in these idyllic locations

Your honeymoon getaway ought to be the best vacation of your life, and it certainly can be, if you handle the arrangements properly. You want to pick the best and most romantic honeymoon destination possible — perfect for setting the mood.

That’s why we’ve done the research for you to help narrow down your choices.

Here are 10 of the most romantic honeymoon destination ideas for 2018:

1. Bora Bora

This set of islands in French Polynesia is the stuff of honeymoon fantasies. The water is crystal clear, with green-covered mountains in the background. For accommodations, you might have a private, over-the-water cottage with your own patch of beach. There’s also a large coral reef not far offshore, which is perfect for snorkeling in the beautiful water.

2. Paris

Perennially regarded as the most romantic city in the world, it’s no wonder Paris is a popular destination. From five-star hotels to gorgeous city views, there’s nothing lacking in this dreamy metropolis.

3. Bali

This island in Indonesia is nicknamed Isle of the Gods. Doesn’t that sound like a heavenly vacation spot? Along with the beautiful scenery and culture of the island, it’s also excellent for privacy. Don’t miss the sunsets over the Indian Ocean. Hike up to the top of the surrounding cliff for the best views.

4. Venice

Aside from the beautiful hotels that are right on the water and the amazing history of the town, Venice is an incredibly romantic place. What could be better than a quiet gondola ride through the Grand Canal with your sweetie?

5. Cape Town

Located in South Africa, Cape Town has amazing beaches, beautiful landscape, and plenty to do. It’s the perfect place to visit if you love outdoor recreation. You can swim, surf, or participate in other beach activities. You can also trek around the nearby mountains, and take in the beauty of the land.

6. Harbour Island

This island in the Bahamas that’s open to the public offers white sandy beaches, the clearest water you’ve ever seen, and total serenity while you sip drinks on the beach. Though there’s plenty to do, you may not wish to leave the ocean’s edge.

7. Orkney

Orkney is a popular island destination off the coast of Scotland. It’s located off the northern archipelago and is perfect for those who dream of a honeymoon on green land by the sea.

8. Florence

Italy is such a romantic country altogether that it should be no surprise to see a second city on this list. Florentine culture is rich and oozing with history. The city is also an ideal base camp if you’re looking to explore multiple nearby Mediterranean cities. Rome, Venice, and the Amalfi Coast are all not far away.

9. Aruba

For honeymooners looking to sit by the beach and relax, Aruba is an excellent choice. It has near-perfect weather all year long, with beaches that stretch the length of the 20-by-6-mile island. If you get bored lounging around the poolside, there are restaurants, nightclubs, casinos, spas, and local events to attend.

10. Santorini

Greece is a hot travel destination for the upcoming year, and Santorini is a dreamy place. You can stay in a hotel on the Grecian cliffs overlooking the water. The beaches are composed of the red-and-black sand and bright blue water that’s specific to the Mediterranean Sea. It also has its own vineyards, which makes wine tasting an ideal part of your trip.

Start your marriage off right. Your spouse will be impressed with any of these choices, and you’ll build meaningful memories from the start.

Paula Mooney is an author or multiple books (mostly written under pseudonyms) about love and relationships. Her work has also been featured in numerous national media outlets, like Yahoo, Examiner and others.

Bleak and Scary “J” Street

A few days ago, I picked up a few friends from Boston and drove them from Airport to their downtown hotel. . This was their first visit to Sacramento.   From the airport, I was peppered with questions about my city.  They were in town to attend a workshop and worried about having options in the evenings.

In the car, they were taking the in city, asking about undeveloped areas in Natomas near the Sleep Train Arena.  In Boston, there aren’t any large  undeveloped parcels.   There were smiles, as we crossed over the American River looking downtown. “Ohh this is nice and bright”   “What’s that?” pointing at Old Sac, more ooh’s.

As we exited onto “J” street, the car became silent.   I slowed down so they could see the Golden One Center and someone said, I see you have homeless here too.   The car was silent as we arrived at the Sheraton.  We’re having dinner tomorrow right?  Yes.

After dropping them off, I drove back to 3rd and J streets and looked at the area after dark  as if it was my first time.

J Street ,is the Gateway to downtown Sacramento. Everyday, thousands of people visiting Sacramento for the first time enter via J street.

As you enter J street , to the right, there is the bright Holiday Inn, to the left was a closed (at 10pm ) resturant.  Next to the Holiday Inn  is the rear of Downtown Commons which is very dark. Across from it ,is The Pier Lounge which is bright.

As  you cross 5th Street, the brightest building is not the New Sawyer Hotel and Condominiums, its the new Kaiser Permanente building.

From 6th to 7th Street everything is dark.

On the left side of “J” street, between 7th and 8th there is a series of vacant buildings with homeless people sleeping in front of them and one  Subway Resturant and a bail bondsman.

Between 8th and 9th Streets is modern apartment building with a few closed restaurants. Across from it is an office building.

9th and 10th  Cesar Chavez Park on the Left Side and on the Right side are a few closed businesses and on the corner of 10th is the Citizens Hotel. 

The block between 10th and the 11th Street is the worst block in Downtown Sacramento. With the exception of a Liquor Store across from the Citizens Hotel, every building on both sides of the street is vacant.

Thing begin to get better beyond 12th Street near the Sheraton Hotel. The areas is bright, with restaurants and activity.  With the exception of the crowds outside the 7/11 the area feels safe.

For the first time since moving here, I saw the city through the eyes of a visitor. After a driving a few mostly vacant blocks on J Street, I’m not sure if I would want to continue.

“J”  is Sacramento’s welcome mat. It is the first thing visitors see off  Interstate 5.  It is the exit, drivers wanting a break from the road on route to San Francisco or Los Angeles  from  Portland and Seattle or would take.  The first few block on “J” street might  determine if the visitor wants to see more of the city.

 Sacramento often forgets ,”K” is just one street in Sacramento.  Millions has been spent on Kay Street   To get to K street one has to exit onto J Street.

Sacramento is a wonderful and beautiful city filled with amazing trees and historic areas.  The midtown area is vibrant day and night with something for everyone.  One could spend a full day touring our wonderful museums.

Unfortunately, the first time visitors have to drive through a seedy and scary mess to get to get to the beauty.