It was 1884, in Dover Delaware. Ella Mae Cash, forty-two, and Reno Willard, fifty-three, were playing dominoes at Willard’s tavern. Willard had brought the Merlot, and was pouring Ella Mae a glass when she remarked,“It’s finally Juneteenth,” she smiled before taking a sip of the red wine.
You See, the Trick Is....
“How do we reach it?” Kalisa John asked. Her new beau, Mannix Malveaux, stood beside her. On their first date, they decided to master a Dover, Delaware escape room. The prize was five thousand dollars each, a gourmet dinner, and a bottle of Merlot.
The workers stretched starched, white gloves on their hands. They transported the bottles, and carefully placed them in separate cases. Sixty three bottles made up a wine collection worth $5.3 million.
Dear Nae, You have definitely taken adulthood to another level after your marriage. You’re a mommy-to-be, but before you came to this point, not too long ago, you and I were just kids. Now, you’re about to have a kid of your own!
Bitten by Reality
Christophers Cantwell and C. Rogers created a show of such emotional depth and creativity but it’s a shame Halt and Catch Fire (2014-2017) ran for only four seasons. Its overtones of the tug-o-war between the principal cast seemed like the tension found in the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network (2010).
Light glimmered off of the glass. It was empty. Relaxation abounded. The young lady was not on time. Devo Claxton wore a camel hair jacket with a pink collared shirt and cufflinks. A white tie and tan corduroys completed the ensemble. He inhaled B12. He checked his phone. No texts or other notifications. He was like a stranger. He found himself stranded in the restaurant. He looked around at the upscale decor.
The Lights of Urban Blight
“Best to not underestimate Saint. The boy’s brain still eeworks. That's [a] problem enough.”—Manboy from Snowfall In the show Snowfall (2017-), the main character Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) peddles his wares. Those wares happen to be kilograms of cocaine. During the mid 1980’s in Los Angeles, California, the increase of narcotics in ghetto areas was the metaphor for the show’s title. the white powdery substance was turned into crack for the first time, and created a different kind of snow-emergency.
Marine Corps Stories: Merlot on Mars
Night enveloped the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A bottle of Merlot sat on the table on the grounds of the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) unit. Cookie cutter architecture made each of the houses look the same. Fortunately for Marine Captain Kwame Beeson, and Airman Major Delina Dargis, they sat outside under the stars on the patio of their government issued house.