My complicated but necessary relationship with “IT”

When I was a child and words failed me, I would refer to a nebulous idea or object as “It”, which would always prompt my Mother to say, “What is an it?” She went on to tell me that an “It” is an inanimate object or something without a shape or form – she encouragedContinue reading “My complicated but necessary relationship with “IT””

An ode to my brother on his Birthday.

  My journey on this planet has brought me to the realization that the people that are the most responsible for your successes are those who are literally right in front of you; languishing, in relative obscurity.  Often because we don’t do our due diligence in relaying our appreciation to them. In short, we don’tContinue reading “An ode to my brother on his Birthday.”

My take on advancing the Dream – An ode to my Grandmother and the other Giants

I have always been entranced by the narrative of history ever since my father mandated that reading the family collection of World Book encyclopedias was to be my sole form of entertainment. Initially, I equated it with cruel and unusual punishment before I realized the power that came with the comprehension and respect of history.Continue reading “My take on advancing the Dream – An ode to my Grandmother and the other Giants”

Savoring the redemptive power of family

  My academic accolades have been something that I’ve always taken pride and satisfaction in, but what I’ve received from the halls of academia pales in comparison to the wisdom that I have procured from my family. Throughout my life my family has always given me something that I would not have had otherwise; unconditionalContinue reading “Savoring the redemptive power of family”

Healing: Pulling Sanity from the jaws of insanity

The issues that weighed and pulled on my sanity on a daily basis melted away shortly after my arrival in the Hawaiian islands. A smile, one that was truly organic crept across my face, seemingly taking up permanent residence. It became apparent a couple days into my visit that Hawaii is the most beautiful place thatContinue reading “Healing: Pulling Sanity from the jaws of insanity”

Sammy and Justice – The temperature rises in the studio

It was at that moment that he knew that he had the crowd and before long he would have the weight of public opinion behind him as well. “Don’t castigate me Justice, rail against the system! Your energy, talent and influence are wasted by putting me in the box as Public Enemy #1. If itContinue reading “Sammy and Justice – The temperature rises in the studio”