Prayers to the family of Parris Lane

I remember seeing her boys, always laughing and dancing. That’s all they wanted to do. She nicknamed him “Lil Red” for the reddish tint of his dark brown hair. An energetic boy, her first born son, who grew into such a handsome young man with unlimited potential. While I stood at his candle light vigil,…

#SpiritedSolitude: The Reflection

#SpiritedSolitude noelclark.com shares a taped conversation with stage IV cancer survivor turned medical marijuana advocate, Kyle Kostic and artist, Lorenzo P. of lorenzopphotography.com as we discuss self-imposed isolation as a form of Spirited Solitude. Told by doctors he had less than a year to live, Kyle Kostic began living on his own terms. He packed…

#SpiritedSolitude pt. 2

Check out: @kylekostic and @lorenzopphotography to keep up with their journey of Spirited Solitude✨

#SpiritedSolitude pt. 1

#SpiritedSolitude noelclark.com shares a taped conversation with cancer survivor turned medical marijuana advocate, Kyle Kostic and artist, Lorenzo P. of lorenzopphotography.com. We discuss self-imposed isolation as a form of spirited solitude and how authentic living and isolation helped to cure Kyle’s cancer and create some of Lorenzo’s best works of art. Check noelclark.com for updates…

#AnalogAngels

#AnalogAngels Great night of art curated by @gregsstuff Last night I stepped out to Fat Free Art Gallery on the Lower East Side with my friend and artist, Lorenzo P. of lorenzopphotography.com for the #AnalogAngels show. My artist friend @ronnierobny had a piece in the show and invited me out. When I saw him at…

Are you happy?

When studying Philosophy, the teachings of Marcus Aurelius stood out to me. Before learning of Stoicism, there were tenants of it that I already carried with me. Still, there were others I had to develop but could see myself growing into over time. After talking with a friend about my love for Marcus Aurelius’s “Meditations”,…

MarleysMantra.com “Hoop Dreams” Hoodie Now Available!

Check out MarleysMantra.com for apparel and canvas prints featuring my original photography and artwork. Sold exclusively at marleysmantra.com!! Marley’s Mantra dropped the “Hoop Dreams” hoodie today on Friday the 13th! I’ve been wearing it all day and am loving how warm and comfy it is!! #LovinIt 🙌🏼

Secret to Immediate Success

In this microwave society of instant gratification, it seems people want success to happen quicker and quicker. Luckily, there is a secret to immediate success that everyone has access to. In fact, the secret lies within all of us at all times. We are never without it. The secret to success… is allowing yourself to…

Happy Birthday, Thelonius Monk

I discovered Thelonius Monk years ago through a book my Mom encouraged me to read. Very happy she urged me to read that book because it was within its pages where I discovered my love for jazz. I’ve mentioned Thelonius Monk in a previous blog stating, “Monk is one of my personal favorite jazz greats,…