I welcome you back to Trenton, New Jersey. Trenton is where I was born and raised, for better or for worse. But I love it all the same. I apologize for the delay. Trust that this delay since my last entry wasn’t soiled by indolence. The truth is… I placed so much information into my first two posts that it got me to thinking. Is my hometown in so much trouble that once I was given the opportunity to express its legacy, I went too hard?
How dare I forget to talk about 11 year old Broadway actor, Alphonso Jones II. Alphonso and I share the same elementary school in P. J. Hill. But he has me beat in the success department. He currently plays the role of Simba in the long running Broadway adaptation of “The Lion King”; a role that wasn’t in his plans until an audition in which his sister was up for; put Alphonso on the spot to for the lead role. Amazing, right?
Alphonso, which commutes back and forth between Trenton and New York City, recently signed an 8 month extension to continue on as the lion cub that couldn’t wait to be king. I wish him, his sister and their family all the best.
My cousin Bridgette Mitchell graduated from Duke University this month, where she played 131 career games for the Lady Blue Devils. Some would say that her talents were underutilized by Duke. But she made every minute on the court as a starter, the embodiment of hustle. Her future is going to have a fight on its hands, because her work ethic is that aggressive.