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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
Why This Is Awesome: As you might recall, I mentioned in a previous post how this year marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of The Algonquin Round Table in New York. Well, I never thought I could afford to eat at the famed hotel […]
Last week marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1969. What most sources and some participants called a riot — but I prefer to call an uprising or rebellion because word choice is important — sparked what many […]
I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk.
Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea.
How you decorate your home. Or […]
Two weeks ago, I asked dear readers, “What Do You Consider Self-Care?” I mentioned that I was planning to gain a little R&R after a particularly hectic week for one of my current revenue streams. And that’s exactly what I did … in my own […]