A few years ago I felt I needed a break. I wanted to press the pause button on the hustle and bustle of living and working in the Northeast. I planned a two week vacation that began in Brooklyn, New York and ended in London, England. Solo travel has always been intriguing to me (during […]Read more "Creativity Needs Silence"
I love ART. I miss going to the MET. I can’t tell the last time I went into NYC just to walk around and look in awe at all the amazing art work. I am overdue for a visit. I must note: viewing artwork is therapeutic. I believe art allows one to escape the ugly […]Read more "Basquiat & Khalo"
The mother untucks her hopes, dreams and desires and turns them over slowly in her hands.Read more "Un-tuck"
Click on this image to learn more about M. Garvey whose quote is used for the title of this post. I’ve talked about it, you, dear reader have talked about it. The world at this point has talked about it, the slap that was seen across the world. Some call it “Nothing more than a […]Read more "“A Quest to Define Who We Are”"
Lets talk about it: BLOGS Writing has become a way for me to express myself as a creative. I enjoy the freedom of writing about my own journey through this thing called life as well as commenting on current events that greatly impact our culture. When I made the conscious decision to start writing again […]Read more "A Conversation, Not A Code"
Oh, Hell Nah Nothing is the same. We all look to images for escapism, peace, laughter and a moment that’s tame. But do we need more? Temporary anger over issues can be lame. At the essence of the matter we jump on soundbites, when at the core- There is so much more to dig; deeper, […]Read more "“Dame Poverty gave me my name, And Pain godfathered me”"
At some point I began planning events in my head. I daydreamed about what outfits I would pack for my trip to Virginia. I haven’t been to this part of the country in years and I looked forward to traveling outside of Connecticut. “Maybe I need new luggage too?” I thought as I perused online […]Read more "Love, Locs, and Plants"
Yesterday was a good day. On the 19th of January I discussed the local threats that we may face here in Connecticut as we all continued to talk about the insanity of January 6th. I prayed for safety for all of us as we prepared for the inauguration of both Biden and Harris. And on […]Read more "We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace"
I’m currently thinking of the current social climate and like many of you I’m overwhelmed with the trauma I see on my timeline and news alerts. The other morning I watched in horror as a black woman was being held down by Hartford, Connecticut police officers whom accused of her stealing a car. You can […]Read more "Double Consciousness and America’s Racial Reckoning"
Screaming is good. It’s no different than sprinting-hitting a punching bag or slamming ones closed fist into a wall. All much better then curling up in bed and throwing a blanket over one’s head. A big part of being reflective; especially during a time of high stress is to not resort to behaviors that will […]Read more "반사 (Reflection)"