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Alexis Bittar - Cat Fever - Spring 2020

"I am Woman, Hear Me Roar!" Panther-that is. Alexis Bittar  - Spring 2020 When you hear the phrase "I am woman, hear me roar" one often thinks of a person using their voice or written skills in a loud and obnoxious fashion in today's arena.  The actual phrase was from a Helen Reddy song in the 1970's and became the rally mantra for the feminism movement.  In our chaotic times, I believe the phrase has gone viral with a twist, "I am woman or man, hear me roar."   As we all know we are subjected daily either through social media or the press to bitter exchanges, absent minded comments and self aggrandizing window dressing.  Topics such as kindness, respect, grace and dignity have been forgotten and replaced with cruel diatribes. Ironically some might think they appear intelligent with witticisms but in reality viewed as bullies.  What does this have to do with the big cat rage for Spring 2020.  Why everything?  Perhaps if we all

Oscars 2020 - Academy Awards 92nd - Winners & Best Dressed

"Lights, Camera & Action"   "Once upon a time in Hollywood, ain't that's the truth.  And to my kids, who color everything I do, I love you." Brad Pitt,  Winner Best Supporting Actor, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood "Art is in the beauty of the beholder"  The 92nd   Academy Awards Sunday, February 9, 2020 show was dismal compared to the Golden Globes held a month ago.   The lame affair sprinkled with a few laughs was a questionable use of three hours.  The pontificating was paramount and swimming with opinions meant for another venue.  Imagine admiring a painting at a museum and you absolutely love it. A painting which an artist poured their soul and heart into with a message or story.  The standalone painting allows one to create their own opinions about the piece.   Now envision someone in the museum standing next to the painting that you relished and loudly stating their opinions on an entirely different

Tennis Footwork - Doubles

Doubles -  A Finely Tuned Dance  "Yellow Tennis Ball" To be honest the yellow tennis ball has been a saving grace in my life.   In fact, the tenets of tennis  provided the essentials for building self confidence, persistence and success. In Junior High School,  I remember riding my bike too and from an elementary school to hit balls against a brick wall.  I played for fun in high school and then at the spry age of 45 picked the sport up again.  Only this time, I was serious, took lessons and joined leagues and USTA teams.  Of course, I enjoy being a captain of tennis squads and continue to do so to this day.  I am not one to just show up and play. I like the gritty, thick and thin of running a team though I can complain with passion now and then.  The skill of organizing and bringing people together over the yellow tennis ball is rewarding.  Leadership is at the core of tennis for me.  However, sometimes we must hand off the baton and let others make their s