Cappuccino Soul

Cappuccino Soul

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Do Your Work

You have to find a way to do your work, because if you don't do your work, you really ARE useless.
                                                                    - James Baldwin

Friday, August 23, 2013

What Doesn't Hurt You

"Love doesn't hurt, the misuse of love does."  

                                                     -- Camille Hines

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ahhhh! Carolina Beach 2

Ahhhhh! Carolina Beach

We tried to experience Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington, N.C., but it was way too crowded, so we moseyed on down to Carolina Beach a little farther south, along the oceanfront, and I'm glad we did. What a relaxing and serene experience.

Friday, August 09, 2013

George Duke: Just for You

George Duke was a masterful musician and I'm going to miss him about as much as any of his fans out there. I love the more popular songs, but for me, it was his slow, sensuous songs with the odd harmonies that I loved the most. Three songs come to mind when I talk about this: "Just for You," "The Way I Feel" and "No Rhyme or Reason." There is also one of the upbeat songs that I love to dance to that's also a masterpiece, especially during the instrumental sections -- "I Want You for Myself." Here's "Just for You" and "The Way I Feel," since listeners are less likely to have heard these. R.I.P. George Duke and thank you for enriching our lives with your songs, and I appreciate the world influences you infused in much of your work.

 I just realized that the first words that this woman is singing are: "Strong, and wise, and free" Here are the links to "No Rhyme or Reason" and "I Want You For Myself"

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Cheerwine, anyone?

This is the first taste of Cheerwine I've had since I moved to North Carolina in 2007. Bottoms up!

Created in 1917 in Salisbury, North Carolina by a general store owner named L.D. Peeler, this singular soft drink with a hint of wild cherry and a bubbly effervescence became an immediate hit. Folks from all around the county came to LD's store to give it a try.

Soon cold cases all over North Carolina were filled with the "Nectar of North Carolina." It was known to put a smile on everyone's lips who gave it a try, and the Legend was born. (from