Enjoyed a great day out in Palm Beach - its about an hour and a half up the coast
from my home in Miami Beach. A wonderfully ostentatious and wealthy city.
The mega rich own grand homes and mansions there over looking the ocean. The
Kennedys had a winter home there and the family were absolute Palm Beach royalty.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono owned an oceanfront estate and one of my heros, the world's best selling author,James Patterson lives in a beautifully restored home on the ocean road. Driving my convertible with the top down, along the coast road under the most picture perfect of blue skies, a gentle breeze caresses my hair. I tell myself that when my books outsell James Patterson, I will buy the estate next door to him and pop over and borrow a cup full of great ideas. This is my kind of town - my kind of heaven. I love it.
We can all dream grand dreams and get carried away with imagination in Palm Beach.
Yesterday drove past Mar-a-Largo, the Donald Trump luxury resort in Palm Beach -
he broadcast from there on Super Tuesday. The sumptuous setting of marble columns and giant American flags were all carefully stage managed to give the impression that the Pretender to the Throne is already President In his dreams.
A TRIUMPH FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
Oscars - Best Picture Spotlight. Phenomenal. A wonderful tribute to the campaigning team of investigative reporters at the Boston Globe who exposed the sexual abuse cover up in the Catholic Church and the dedicated ensemble cast of actors who brought the story to life on the big screen. Their commitment and dedication to the avowed mission to break the story went way beyond making movies.
An amazing juxtaposition with the powerful message of Vice President Joe Biden and the unforgettable condemnation of Lady Gaga in her song It Happened to Me - about sexual abuse on college campuses . Dare we hope that sexual abuse of children and minors will become unacceptable in our society - one more taboo shattered. It is NOT OK to ruin people's lives.
Ellen Frazer-Jameson is a journalist, author, actress. theater producer and drama coach. She co hosted the largest live late night radio show in Europe for the BBC and has appeared on national TV shows and taken leading roles on stage. She lives in Miami and London and loves to dance Argentine tango.