Accept Me For Me

The following is a poem I wrote as a senior in high school. I can remember dealing with many insecurities and issues about my own self and how others viewed me. People were quick to point out what I lacked...all of my "if only you were..." I finally came to the realization that I had [...]

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Open My Eyes That I May See

Blindly traveling through life, I ask myself, "Isn't there a better way?" How many times shall I stumble and fumble? How many times shall I bump and bruise? My path seems so dark sometimes that I don't know where I'm going. I can't recall where I've been. But I know my eyes deceive me with [...]

Sound of Silence

What does silence sound like? Silence no longer sounds the same as it had before. Before, the silence was filled with so much conversation -- the nonverbal understandings -- the all-knowing glances -- the all-telling touches. But now, the silence that exists between us gets more deafening day-by-day. Now it's so long, now it's so loud. [...]

A People In Search of a History

One night, as parents often do, I was assisting my youngest son with his assignment. It was Cultural Diversity Week at his school and all of the students were required to research their culture and heritage and bring back information to present to the class and to put on display. All I could think of [...]

Music Monday ft. PaviElle

Organic, authentic, pure, funky, soul - how else can I describe the debut release Fear Not by St. Paul neo-soul, singer songwriter, PaviElle? Listening to her CD places you there in the nightclub bobbing your head to that kick-snare-hat drumbeat. And when her vocals breakdown into a lower octave then drifts up into a jazzy [...]

Voice of a People – Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners

Like most people, I enjoy a great movie. I don't need all of the glitz and glam of a blockbuster. Just give me a great story, solid acting and an interesting plot and I'm there. That may be why I've come to enjoy documentaries so much. I love learning about people's life experiences and view [...]

Music Monday ft. Liz Vice

Who would have thought gospel could groove and move you like this? It doesn't even matter if you are a gospel lover, you will undoubtedly appreciate what Liz Vice has done with her debut CD There's a Light. I was hooked from the very first guitar strum of "Empty Me Out" and when the drum [...]