Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Signing off for 2008 - to a New Blog Site

I have a good friend Kevin Ross who advised me that serious bloggers blog over at Word Press. After blogging for the Angel City Classic, I do know that their comment interface is easier to use and every blogger loves comments. So to continue to read this blog, please head on over to It's a lot easier to type in, eh? Please make a note of it.

Oh and, Happy New Year!

But! Since you are here, I want to show you the latest addition to our family: Laila Rose Johnson, the daughter of Alaina Rose (my cousin but more like my niece) and hubby Zach. Everyone says their baby is beautiful, but this little girl looks so angelic. Her parents are really special to me. The Rose in her name comes from our family Matriarch Aunt Rose who I wish I could send a laptop to because she is missing so much of these great pics!

My prayers are for this young family who are holding down some very high powered positions and for the little girl with a bang. She was born Dec. 22 and is very welcome to this world. What a girl!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sister Souljah at Eso Won 12/2/08

Running, as usual but wanted to share these photos from Sister Souljah's booksigning for "Midnight" A Gangster Love Story. This Mom of nine is teaching her kids early about the importance of reading.

Jaaye Person-Lynn and Sister Souljah. I gave him her book "Midnight" when I took him to the airport for Thanksgiving and when I picked him up a week later he had read all but the last 41 pages. We scurried from the airport to Eso Won for the signing and he got to quiz her on some of her characters. He recommends the book, written from the perspective of a 14 year-old male. I am using her book "No Disrespect" in my college English class at West L.A. College, but The Coldest Winter Ever also has received high accolades.

Photos by Isidra Person-Lynn (Me!) For more from that night visit the slideshow: