Selfies and The Craze of Self-Photography

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A few weeks ago, General Colin L. Powell created an overnight Internet sensation by posting an image of himself, taken in the 1950s.  The image, capturing the young and dapper Powell in black-and-white, was a direct response to the “selfie” taken by Ellen DeGeneres at the 2014 Oscars.  General Powell boldly proclaimed that he “was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks,” and told Ellen to “eat her heart out.”

Colin Powell 60 years ago. Courtesy General Colin L. Powell. Colin Powell 60 years ago. Courtesy General Colin L. Powell.

Besides General Powell’s Facebook post, Ellen’s selfie drew the attention of President Obama.  The President, appearing on Ellen’s talk show, seemed a bit sore that the star-filled Oscar photo drew more Twitter retweets than his selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, taken at the funeral of Nelson Mandela…

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Confession: 05

I’m deeply annoyed and lost for understanding when I see Eagles pretending to be Chickens. To have the capacity to soar but to refuse yourself the joys and perspective of soaring for reasons of fear, obligation, or guilt is such a waste.

Get up and fly away. Let the chickens do what chickens do. All have their proper place and purpose and in my eyes none is greater than the other. The dissapointment is to fail to fully embrace your God given talents, gifts, and purpose. SMDH!!!

Just another “Johnnieism”


It's all about perspective!

It’s all about perspective!