Exploring the world of art & culture with mind & soul

Who Holds The Reigns To Authenticity?

By |October 21st, 2019|

We’ve all heard the Shakespearean quote, “To thine own self be true.” The full quote is (say it with me fellow Hamlet enthusiasts):
“This above all: To thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to […]

Steal This Quote: Claude Debussy

By |October 7th, 2019|

Works of art make rules, but rules do not make works of art.
— Claude Debussy, French composer

Lotus Moment: Down By The Cherry Lane

By |September 29th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: While on vacation during the final week of August, I took a moment to travel across the river for the history buff’s idea of fun: a walking tour. My tour of choice focused on the infamous Greenwich Village hosted by Free […]

10 More Things You Don’t Know About Me

By |September 22nd, 2019|

Seven years ago I wrote one of those posts you find in most bloggers’ archives used to humanize the person behind the keyboard. Y’ know, the ones where I tell you a little about me that you may not have gleaned from my regular tales […]

A Return To Afropunk

By |September 16th, 2019|

You may recall 2 years ago I spent a day out at Afropunk for the very first time. And although I’m not a big fan of crowds and can never attend a music festival for more than one day, I had a really good time […]

Steal This Quote: Paul Robeson

By |September 8th, 2019|

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
— Paul Robeson, American singer, actor and human rights activist

Lotus Moment: A Truly Green Machine

By |August 25th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: Five years ago this August, I visited Canada for the first, but I hope not the last, time. I’ve since shared with others my advice and opinions on our neighbor to the north — as far Toronto, that is, and I […]

Greater Than The Sum Of The World’s Parts

By |August 19th, 2019|

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the concept of gratitude journals, realizing potential and the efficacy of life plans. Why? Because that’s how I roll. 😉

But seriously, I would say most of us at one time or another in our lives reassess what we’ve […]

Steal This Quote: Kurt Vonnegut Redux

By |August 4th, 2019|

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.
— Kurt Vonnegut, American author, artist and activist

To Travel Or Not To Travel … Both!

By |July 29th, 2019|

I have a number of opinions that go against the popular points-of-view of my cultural contemporaries. For instance, many of you may think as someone who waxes effusive about all things arts and culture-related that I would be a major proponent of the idea that […]