Life is a Good Idea

Three years ago exactly, I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite poets: Ms. Nikki Giovanni. She came to one of our favorite local bookstores, Nicola’s, in promotion of her new book, Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid. While I was there, I felt like I was in an intimate conversation, although there were close… Read More

Still Missing Whitney: One Moment in Time

Below is a blog post I wrote when Whitney died. Oddly enough, when I hear her voice, she still seems alive. Art is where human creativity, skill and imagination all meet and create a moment in time which is beautiful and beyond ordinary. Ordinary things take on new meaning. An artist is not separate from… Read More

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What Peace Looks Like on a Thursday

The last time I opened this blog up was to post a blog entry on inequality for Blog Action Day. I wanted to write about how inequality always adds this extra layer of crud on top of other issues. I wrote several examples from the past year or so in my journal. First I wrote… Read More

Trayvon: Social Injustice or Racial Injustice?

Clipped from: news.gather.com (share this clip) Social injustice versus Racial injustice? That’s the question that I keep trying to answer in my head. In fact, as more and more evidence, news, and views emerge about the Trayvon Martin case – I find myself with more questions each day.   Question 1. Is this a black… Read More