I cannot stop thinking about Whitney.

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Everyone else may have moved on, but I cannot stop thinking about Whitney.I've been unable to sleep several nights as I lay awake thinking about her.  I get distracted in the middle of Spanish class only to realize I am thinking about her. I can't stop thinking about Whitney, and about how wrong it is that she is not alive.It's just wrong, and I can't stand it.  I want to turn back the clock, pour her a cup of coffee and sit with her through the dark night.  Because things can get better … [Read more...]

We Could Have Had It All

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Death rocks us. It makes us face who we are, who we are not, and who we wish we were. Even as we avoid it, death makes us yearn for transcendence: both for a belief in the hereafter and for assurance that we have accomplished something that will allow us not to be forgotten.We were at a Mexican restaurant with friends when I happened to glance at the big screen TV and saw that Whitney Houston had passed away. Sadly, I did not need to hear the news reports to know what how she died. The story … [Read more...]

How I’m Like Whitney Houston

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In Whitney Houston’s prime, her voice was angelic, strong, and almost otherworldly.  Her career began in the eighties with a fresh face and bright-eyes, coming from a modeling and gospel music background.  But after years in the industry and her rocky fifteen-year marriage to Bobby Brown, she became a different person.She gave an interview with Diane Sawyer in 2002, in which she was defensive and proud.  She made fun of people on crack, suggested she used more sophisticated drugs, and seemed … [Read more...]


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