Keeba’s Biography
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Keeba Smith is the seventh hatched in Colorado.  Her early interests included political science,
science fiction movies and toying with her brother’s chemistry lab.  At a young age, she won a
prize for writing an essay regarding child safety, and consequently, has been steady writing ever
since.

Keeba began writing in Junior High School, which included her first novelette and a collection of
poems.  As a youngster, she would write plays and essays for church, in addition, was asked to
write compositions for family and friends.  During and after High School, she worked
continually in the administrative field while maintaining several college courses in business,
creative writing and English comprehension and grammar.

While working, she never withdrew from her love of writing and later surrounded herself with
writers’ elite.  Later, she would wed a longtime family friend and succeed while studying
creative writing and political science.  Her writing and several interests concluded in 1996 when
she became ill and subsequently was informed of a growth on her brain.

Although anxious and flustered, she woke one morning and informed her spouse she had total
peace and was ready to face what may be the end of her life.  Afterwards, she stopped
working on her then recent novel,
Yellow Rose and immediately began writing her
autobiography,
A Spirit In The Dark.

Today, Keeba faces some intricacies, but her dreams are not dismantled.  Currently, she is
working on a four-part story,
Across the Lines while undertaking the task of writing a friend’s
biography.

When not writing, she enjoys photography, building web sites and playing with her dog, D.
Queen.  She remains infatuated with the entire process of writing and aims for success on the
big screen.

Most recently, during open-mic, Keeba soliloquized,  
Nothing Is What It Seems and before long,
was labeled an "unsettled writer."  Afterwards, was asked who she was in description, hence
she recited,  
This Is Keeba.  (From Keeba’s collection of poems, Keeba Kornered & Kaptured
In Kaptivity.)

Keeba has been published in 'Time After Time' and 'Poets Elite.' With a selective audience, she
has shared her novels,  
Shades Of Bright Pale, The Worker, Big Girl, Across The Lines and
several others.
Biography
"I have refused to allow this malady to consume but continue to aspire.  After my open-mic experience, I remain reserved, yet
overwhelmed to have received an extended standing ovation; it was so exhilarating and most appreciated.  I graciously accept being
labeled a restless cynic and dark poet.
"
Keeba
  • Favorite Time Of The Day:
    Just before dawn

  • Favorite Color(s):
    Black, white, off white, navy blue, blue, yellow

  • Favorite Foods:
    Chicken (cooked anyway that is edible),  Steak and chicken Fajitas,  Broccoli,  Chilaquiles,  Steak from Sam's Club (their
    most expensive cut),  Kroeger fries,  McDonalds - #1 includes a BigMac, fries and orange hi-c,  Water,  Tea,  Juice,  
    Kool-Aid

  • Favorite Books:
    Believer's Instructions Before Leaving Earth,  Stupid White Men,  A Spirit in the Dark,  Shades of Bright Pale,  Dirty
    Little Secrets,  Slave Testimony,  Nam,  The 9/11 Report,  A Big Girl Now,  Song Flung up to Heaven,  Green Book,  
    Word Power,  The Clan of the Cave Bear,  Keeba Kornered and Kaptured in Kaptivity (book of poems),  The Worker

  • Favorite Movies:
    Shades of Bright Pale,  As Good as it Gets,  Hotel Rwanda,  Good Fellas,  Redemption

  • Favorite Quotes:
     "You must stand for something or you will fall for anything." ~MLK
     "We begin to die the moment we keep quiet about things that matter." ~MLK
     "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." ~unknown
     "I’ve seen plenty, yet I am blind. I’ve heard lots, yet I am deaf. It is not my place to judge anyone." ~unknown
     "Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, we were here. Before the pen of Jefferson etched across the pages of history
    the majestic words of the Declaration of Independence, we were here. If the inexpressible cruelties of slavery could not
    stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail." ~Martin Luther King Jr.
     "Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet." ~unknown
     "It is the man who does not want to express an opinion whose opinion I want." ~Abraham Lincoln
     "It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet
    I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart." ~Anneliese Marie Frank
    (1929-1945)

  • Music:
    I am eclectic when it comes to music as I find it is all about the flow, rhythm, and message.  Tupac will always be my
    number one poet.  I appreciate rappers Dogg and Dr. Dre.  Now mind you, I can not comprehend this nonsense
    regarding East and West coast rappers;  (Its all the same to me.)  If it sounds good and I am able to determine the
    message, then I find it all comparable.  Additionally, although I am a middle-aged married woman, I love Ice Cube!   I
    was surprised and shocked to hear that he is married.  Nonetheless, I just want to say that I am a true fan and have been
    since his NWA days.
    I am not ashamed that my MP3 Player consists of Journey, Tupac, Johnny Cash, Crystal Cartier BB King and other
    artists of choice.  As I said, if it sounds good, then I will embrace it.  

  • Favorite Sports:
    I enjoy watching many sports although I wished I had stayed with track.  I use to be so fast; I outran most everyone in
    the entire school.  To quote the famous Marlon Brando: I could have been a contender!
    As a youngster, I use to enjoy watching baseball with my dad, but as time progressed, I seemed to have forgotten how
    the game is played; rules and plays etc.  Yes, I enjoy watching football, but let me say that I am NOT a Denver Broncos
    fan!  I would not miss them if they vacated Denver on the next thing smoking!  Puleaseee give me a break!  My favorite
    sport: Basketball.  GO NUGGETS!  (Anthony, Boykins, Camby, Martin, Nene`)

  • Recommended Products:
    While I am home, I note many commercials that advertise their products are able to do this and/or that and we should
    purchase them.  The following products are good and worth the bucks:
     Sulfur hair treatment: If you have an itchy scalp and after trying multiple shampoos and conditioners, you should find
    relief in this product.  Yes, the smell is not always pleasant to some, yet my spouse says it smells of perfume, either or, it
    is worth the relief.
     Jergens Lotion: Yes it cost a tad more than some lotions, but it has really helped my dry skin.  (Try buying in bulk at
    Sam’s.)
     Kroeger (store brand) Lotion: If you cannot afford to purchase the higher price of Jergens, I certainly recommend
    purchasing this product for moisturizing your skin.
     Ivory Soap: While growing up, we were not able to afford the expensive soaps and Ivory was always our first
    choice.  As the years pass, I have found that Ivory soap is still my first choice as it keeps my body clean and fresh.  All
    these years, and Ivory is still performing at an affordable price.
     Crest Toothpaste: While growing up, we were not able to afford the expensive brand toothpaste.  Back then Crest was
    number one and still is today; it is a trusted and affordable product.
     Kodak EasyShare Digital Camera: It is not too pricey as far as digital cameras and takes great quality pictures with
    many features.
     HP Computers: This product has made the list for me as I have 4 HP computers and all but one is performing as
    expected.  The lost-child HP computer is still operable, but struggling yet serves a purpose while storing my large
    pictures.
     Sanyo (VCR): I purchased a Sanyo over 20 years ago and it has served its purpose.  However, when the remote took
    a turn for the worse, I finally had to put it and me out of its misery about a year or two ago.
     DirecTV: I consider myself a very reasonable person, but after a messy installation of satellite TV and the ever rising
    costs of Cable TV, I certainly recommend DirecTV.  I find it to be the best and affordable service in the area.  The
    installation was professional and their customer service was exceptional.
     Realtor: When I purchased my home, all I can say is that I wished I had Ms. Joan Cox at Metro Brokers/Priority
    Properties, Inc. as my realtor.  She is professional and again, has exception customer service; she tends to her clients
    and proposed new clients.  She will do everything to earn your business.  To me, that is a huge plus in my book as I
    cannot seem to find business-minded people.  It is one thing to be IN business, but a different story to be DOING
    business and that is certainly what you will find in Ms. Cox.
     Lowes: Although I hardly shop at Lowes, they are highly recommended for their quality-made lawn sprinkler pipes and
    fixtures.
    Although Home Depot made the list, I would not recommend buy any lawn sprinkler fixtures from them, as they bust
    every year.  (The one we currently own has been in place for the last two years and has perfomed greatly.)
     Home Depot: My former sister-in-law congratulated me when I first purchased my home.  However, one thing stuck
    in mind when she said, "You’ll never have any money."  Well, she was right to a certain magnitude, but when we made
    repairs, we purchased all of our supplies from Home Depot.  Home Depot is well known throughout the Country, but the
    store in Aurora, CO has excellent customer service skills and has everything we need all in one store.

  • Products I would NEVER recommend:
     A Affordable Painting, Inc: If you see them coming, RUN!
     Sun Laundry Detergent
     Sears products (I must say that my washer and dryer have survived for more than 15 years!)
     Green Valley Association’s Management Companies.  As of today, none of them has been able to live up to MY
    expectations.  I suppose I can only presume that they can do better for my money.
     I have NOT purchased the product to clean your microwave, as it just seems as if it would be a waste of money.  
    When cleaning a friend's heavily soiled microwave, I just simply filled a small finger bowl with water and placed it inside
    the microwave with a towel.  After a few seconds, I opened the microwave and easily wiped away the gunk.  Cost? A
    few seconds.  

  • Favorite Shows on Television:
    Everybody Hates Chris,  The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,  Real Time with Bill Maher,  The Colbert Report,  The Dave
    Chapelle Show,  All in the Family,  Sanford & Son,  Fraiser,  The Jefferson’s,  Good Times,  Martin,  Fox News' Shep
    Smith' The G-Block
    Bill O'Reily (Although not always agreeable, it is interesting to have some fun at his expense.)
    Meet The Press before David Gregory.  (I am so sure the producers could have found an impartial moderator, but
    instead...  I suppose it is hard to find another Tim Russert)

  • Favorite old TV Shows:
    Star Trek,  Gilligan's Island,  The Flintstones

  • Admirable People:
    R. B. Smith,  E.M. Smith,  A. Davis,  K. Davis,  Anne Frank,  Terry Crews,   Joyce Heth,   Roy Jones Jr.,   Crystal
    Cartier,   Ice Cube,  Eddie Murphy,  Al Sharpton,  Bertha Lynn,  Katie Keifer,  The management crew of Channel 7


  • Favorite Web Sites:
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