Tag: Writing

Chocolate Vent’s Question of the Day – What movie has a great concept, but poor execution?


Remembering James Ingram (1952-2019)

Ingram, an Ohio native, got his start as a musician with the band Revelation Funk and later played keyboards for Ray Charles. He was nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, winning for best male R&B performance for his song “One Hundred Ways” in 1981 and best R&B performance for a duo or group in 1984 for “Yah Mo B There.”  His duet with Patti Austin, “How Do You Keep the Music Playing,” earned an Oscar nomination for best original song in 1983.
Over the course of his career, Ingram also had successful collaborations with Linda Rondstadt, Quincy Jones, Barry White and Dolly Parton. He co-wrote Michael Jackson’s hit song “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” with Jones.
Ingram was also nominated for two Golden Globe Awards — one in 1994 for best original song for “The Day I Fall in Love” and again in the same category the following year for “Look What Love Has Done.”

Do Men Like This Exist?

The older you get as a single person, the more you start to wonder whether or not the right person is out there for you. Sure, you review your standards to make sure they aren’t too out of control but at the end of the day, you question more & more whether or not you’ll ever meet “The One.”

I know that there are some good single men out there but WHERE ARE THEY?? All the good single men I know are either considerably unattractive, dull, not engaging or just not interested in marriage. (As a side note, I do find it amusing that women are supposed to “settle” in the looks department, as if a woman doesn’t deserve to be attracted to the man she’s with)

Aside from the usual things that women want in a man, I also want:

  • A guy who calls when he says he will
  • A guy who is EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY and available
  • A guy who is ACTIVELY SEEKING A SERIOUS relationship
  • A guy who knows how to TREASURE a good woman and treat me RIGHT (can I get an amen?!)

Is this too much to ask for? I think not. People tell me that single men like this exist, I just don’t know where they are. Again, I’m not disputing that good men do exist, it’s just they never seem to come in a package that most women can recognize.