Exploring the world of art & culture with mind & soul

Lotus Moment: Sunday In The Park

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Why This Is Awesome: This photo was taken on a Sunday, just not this past Sunday. While many of us are engaged in self-isolation or at least restricted movement during this Covid-19 outbreak, some of us are still making our way to local parks and public […]

Blogging In The Time Of Corona

By |March 16th, 2020|

Blogging in the time of Corona seems a bit absurd, does it not? Well, add that to the reality that this week will mark my 43rd trip around the sun, and the world comes across as even more borderline surreal to me. I guess it’s […]

Steal This Quote: Toni Cade Bambara

By |March 1st, 2020|

The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.
— Toni Cade Bambara, American author, activist, and documentary filmmaker

Lotus Moment: And I’m Still Willin’

By |February 24th, 2020|

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Don’t Be That Guy: Dana Schwartz Tackles Literary Hubris With Humor & NFG

By |February 17th, 2020|

We’re a month-and-a-half into the new year, and I’ve been busy as ever. Not so busy as to not partake in the arts and culture scene that I adore. Just too busy to sit behind a computer and tell you all about it. With that […]

Steal This Quote: Mark Twain

By |January 27th, 2020|

Anybody can have ideas — the difficulty is to express them without
squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.
— Mark Twain, American author, humorist, publisher and lecturer*
 
* H/T: To Iris Smyles for introducing me to this […]

Lotus Moment: Inside the Sacred Heart

By |January 20th, 2020|

Why This Is Awesome: Art comes in many forms. Some are iconoclastic and revolutionary, while others are traditional and sanctified. Architecture is one of those forms that can be all of the above and still be beloved by all.

Behold! This is just one of the few […]

A Journey Through A Life Anything But Common

By |January 12th, 2020|

I was supposed to start the new year focused on creating more than consuming, that is, working on bringing more of my ideas to life instead of polishing someone else’s. And yet when I heard last week that the esteemed rapper/actor/activist Common was holding down […]

Like A Phoenix

By |January 6th, 2020|

I wasn’t sure what to title this post — my first of the new year, new decade — but I imagine that since I’ve been away from posting fresh content on my blog for a solid month now, some of you may have thought me […]

Steal This Quote: Albert Camus Redux

By |December 29th, 2019|

Through the years, what I have always found at the heart of my sensibility is the refusal to disappear from this world,
from its joys, its pleasures, its sufferings, and this refusal has made an artist of me.
— Albert Camus, Algerian-born French author, philosopher and activist