It’s 11:59 PM; revelers dot the avenues in each of the well-known and obscure taverns and watering holes. What’s the occasion, Marti Gras, the Superbowl celebrations? It could be, or it may be, it’s just another ordinary Saturday night in … Continue reading Admit it, Quit it, But for God’s Sake Don’t Forget it
Those forces of opposition to the Dream find their strength through delay, whether Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream, The Dreamers (young first-generation sons and daughters of immigrants), the Native American belief that Life is one big Dream, or the American Dream itself. The January issue and the first … Continue reading The January Theme: Pathways to Healing the Shattered Dream
With the morning’s blue sky lightly sprinkled with a tinge of orange at the horizon, the sun lights the atmosphere as if it were painted by Picasso with splashes of a van Gogh work. “The Starry Night” blossoms into a new and … Continue reading Healing After the Dream Slayers
“Mommies and daddies always believe, That their little angels are special indeed, And you could grow up to be anything, But who would imagine a king,” Who Would Imagine a King by Mervyn Warren, Whitney Houston Vocals. Who would imagine … Continue reading ” Imagine That, A King”
Otis Redding sang: “It’s been a long, long time coming But I know, but I know a change is gonna come.” The bursting of fall color symbolizes past times’ forward thrust toward racial equity albeit Reconstruction, the rising of Tulsa’s … Continue reading Colors: I Know A Change Is Gonna Come.
So much on the line; the bravest of spirit bundled into the slight yet powerful 4’8″ 104lbs frame shines brightly with hope and humanity. Ebony irises come to life in the brilliant circumferenced whites of Simone’s eyes. On July 27th, … Continue reading Slow Burn
It was 1969, one year removed from the Assassinations of Doctor Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. My parents had moved into the dream home they had built in Perry Township, Ohio, a suburban area just outside of Columbus. … Continue reading Calculus for Controlling the Narrative