life’s lessons

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 […]

Lotus Moment: Genii In Brick City

By |November 24th, 2019|

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Steal This Quote: Cesar A. Cruz

By |November 3rd, 2019|

Art should comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable.
— Cesar A. Cruz, Mexican poet, educator and human rights activist

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Queer Liberation March: 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

By |July 8th, 2019|

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 […]

The Check In – This Is What Self-Care Looks Like To Me

By |June 24th, 2019|

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 […]

What Do You Consider Self-Care?

By |June 10th, 2019|

As I gear up for an especially hectic week, I’m telling myself to keep my eyes on the prize. The prize being the 4 days off I’ll have next week as a reward for the insanity that is currently underway. With two demanding positions filling […]

Lotus Moment: Mourning In Unison

By |April 16th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: Today, millions around the world are mourning in unison. Sharing photos, stories, and tears. Commingling together the way humans do when they experience a loss. We get personal. We get poignant. We grieve.

I, too, have walked the halls of the Cathédrale […]