BERNARD SAUNDERS Editor-in-Chief, LawdyMissClawdy - Life Speaks April 30, 1937 - November 11, 2019 I'm afraid I have some very sad and for me, tragic, news to announce. My friend of almost 40 years - brother, sounding board, mentor, Editor-in-Chief and major contributor to this website - has passed from this earthly world and has… Continue reading IN MEMORIAM
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MOSTLY HONEST JOBS I HAVE HAD DURING MY INCORRIGIBLE LIFE © PJ Hayward, New York 2008 First Published 2008 by Hold On Publications Revised © PJ Hayward New York 2013 & PJ Hayward New York 2019 This is a list of all the various ways I have attempted to make a living since I left… Continue reading MOSTLY HONEST JOBS I HAVE HAD DURING MY INCORRIGIBLE LIFE
GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF THE SUPER RICH © PJ Hayward, New York 2008 First Published 2008 by Hold On Publications Revised © PJ Hayward New York 2013 One Fall day back in the '90s, a supremely ironic twist of fate entwined my life with a company whose image was everything I had reviled… Continue reading GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF THE SUPER RICH
Today I invite you to view my video commentary on the issue of Racial Equality - or Inequality - in our country. This video reviews America's dark and divided past, juxtaposed with our still dark and divided present - and the challenges facing us as we struggle to understand one another and heal this great… Continue reading RACE FOR EQUALITY
MY FATHER © PJ Hayward, New York 2018 R.I.P. Dr. Herbert L. Hayward 8/26/16 to 7/6/88 I have never before really written anything positive or even acknowledged anything positive about my father, who passed away at this time twenty years ago. My father was blessed with many gifts. He was a gifted pianist and a… Continue reading MY FATHER
Note from LawdyMissClawdy: As most of you know, Bernard W. Saunders has been Editor-in-Chief of LawdyMissClawdy - Life Speaks since its inception. He has been my dear friend for close to 40 years and I consider him my brother. Bernard has been my sounding board and critic of my writing during these years and he… Continue reading WHY GHANA?
THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF CELIA CRUZ © PJ Hayward, New York, 2003; Revised 2012 Recently I was reminded of the irreplaceable loss, in July 2003, of one of the most beloved and extraordinary performers of our time, the legendary Cuban Queen of Song, Celia Cruz. Celia would strut, run, dance or sashay onto the stage,… Continue reading THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF CELIA CRUZ
UNCLE EMY © PJ Hayward New York, 2018 I think every family has at least one member that is "a character"... or maybe even the black sheep of the family. In my family it was my Uncle Emy. His name was actually Emanuel but I only ever knew him as Uncle Emy. He was the… Continue reading UNCLE EMY
LOST © PJ Hayward New York, 2018 You have invited our old enemy Full-on, back into your world. I saw it creeping slowly.. Slithering like some acrid poison Into your world through a crack in your cocoon. You said you could control it. But we are connected... Your essence flows like radar To fill my… Continue reading LOST
SUGAR © PJ Hayward New York 1996 Your kiss is sweet. Everything about you is sweet. Your taste is sweet, and your juice is honey… But your touch almost crushes me with its power And your sweet desire surges through to me Till I tremble in your embrace and I must… Continue reading SUGAR