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Thanks to a beautiful, young, brown-skinned, blind and deaf man, I had a moment of clarity

My posts for this blog have always been about honesty and self-discovery. It makes no sense to seek answers to questions that make the mind spin if honesty is not an integral part of the process. I’ve been hitting the […]

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It’s like swiping a cloth across a grimy window and finally being able to see outside.

I’ve been going through some very intense transitions the past few months. That saying of, „when it rains it pours,“ has been quite apt for my current life track. There are so many factors that occur to throw a person […]

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Where have all the poets gone?

I had a conversation a few nights ago about my frustrations when viewing poets and their very hard earned words in comparison to other artists. I live in a city that is very focused on the arts. On any given […]

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Navigating through the moments…

I awoke this morning to a myriad of emotions and thoughts rolling through my mind. * I’m three months away from completing my MFA Program. It has been one of the greatest rushes of my lifetime, but not for the […]

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Compartmentalizing Tragedy

Well, here we are, another year has passed and we are posting on our social networking sites about 9/11. Don’t get me wrong, I’m far from not being empathetic, but I started to think about how this all works. I […]

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How much time have you actually spent sitting in a silent place and letting your mind run free? We are so conditioned from day to day on putting one foot in front of the other to follow a predefined track, […]

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The past 24 hours have been a time of reflection and decision making. I have dedicated a tremendous amount of my time over the past 7 years helping, promoting, and encouraging my fellow artists. I have a profound sense of […]

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Embracing Life!

Hello All! As difficult as it is for me to ask for help, I have reached a critical juncture in my life that requires the aid of family and friends. I was recently seen by an Oral Surgeon who confirmed […]

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Health Hiatus

Please bear with me as I take a brief hiatus from Blogging. I am dealing with a medical issue and the mind is not very focused right now. As soon as this is resolved I shall return, stronger and more […]

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A Pillar Of Salt

I know there is a Biblical tale of Lot, his wife, and salt, with the whole not looking back thing… I have been inundated over the past few days with an idea that has been prevalent since I was a […]

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