As world-class violinist Joshua Bell plans a second Washington, D.C. Metro performance, we reflect on the rare opportunity to try something again.
The word “trifling” (or, as it may be more commonly said, “triflin’”), used to blast folks as lazy, good-for-nothing cheaters, goes back quite a ways.
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For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.
Basically, Andre Johnson is an amalgamation of the Great Black TV Dad. He combines the earnest affection of Cliff Huxtable, the comic frustration of Bernie Mac, the playful schooling of Michael Kyle, and the hard-working steeze of James Evans. With Anderson’s ad exec married to the doctor played by Ellis Ross, we’ve got good times, although without the sensibilities that made a show like “Good Times” so great.
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