Personal perspectives on art, culture and how society is affected by our relationship with both
Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.
— Bertolt Brecht, German poet, playwright, and theatre director
Last month, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t buy any more new books for the year. And up until last Saturday, … I had kept that promise.
Don’t judge me!
My intentions were well placed. You see, I love the concept fashionistas and stylists […]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as you may have guessed, it’s that time of year when you see numerous testimonials from people living with or who’ve suffered through the pangs of mental illness. Some of these testimonials come from celebrities. Some come from […]
One day last month, Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day was “middlescence.” I joked on Twitter how the universe was reading my thoughts and trying to gaslight me. I was only half-kidding.
You see in the days leading up to my birthday — March 18th, just in […]
I recently joined Instagram.
I know that may not seem like a big deal to most, but it is to me. You see, I’m not a “joiner.” I’m the one who eschews joiners and goes off to do their own thing. Add that to the fact […]
Newark’s revitalization has been in the news quite a bit lately. Why? Because some are pegging it the “next Brooklyn.” To be fair, they’ve been saying that for a few years now. Heck, when I began researching my move here back in 2015, I found […]
Why This Is Awesome: Sometimes waiting for the subway train can feel like molasses rolling downhill in winter. But other times, it provides you those highly undervalued moments to pause and think about what you’re experiencing, why has your path led you here, and what […]
I’ve seen a lot of declarations about not making any New Year’s resolutions in 2017. I don’t know if it’s a trend or people were just fed up with the horribleness of 2016, they can’t imagine it being any worse, but don’t want to tempt […]
Hold fast your dreams!
Within your heart
Keep one still, secret spot
Where dreams may go,
And, sheltered so,
May thrive and grow
Where doubt and fear are not.
O keep a place apart,
Within your heart,
For little dreams to go!
Think still of lovely things that are not true.
Let wish and magic work […]
I’m the keeper of a lot of unpopular opinions. Usually when people are uber-excited about a celebrity, I’m pretty ho-hum or unaffected by their thrall. Usually when everyone is certain the sky is falling, I’m the one considering how something really awesome can come from […]