We buy too much stuff we just don't need. We're trying to look cute for next weekend when we ought to be thinking about the next decade.
Madam Walker was an incredible woman, but she wasn't the only one of her time who was. She just took it to the highest height.
For all my life, I've been trying to tell Madam's story and really it's a labor of love just to make sure people know about her and the empowerment she gave to other women.
For many years Madam Walker was just a little footnote in history. As a woman who made haircare products, she was really consigned to something trivial.
Natural hair is just my personal preference.
London is a city of ghosts; you feel them here. Not just of people, but eras. The ghost of empire, or the blitz, the plague, the smoky ghost of the Great Fire that gave us Christopher Wren's churches and ushered in the Georgian city.
So much of life is not about whether you're good or bad, or right or wrong, or can afford or not afford - it's just about timing.
Really, I like the future. I appreciate my automatic alarm-call necklace in case I get lost and confused in a mall. I appreciate the watch that tells the hospital my blood pressure's gone ballistic. I like my computer, just as long as it doesn't get ideas above its workstation.
To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.
Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the thing you can't hear, and not bothering.