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…

#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”,…

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,…

Kevin Hart Cheats

Recently, the story broke about Kevin Hart’s infidelities and it has a lot of people talking. Kevin, for years has referred to his now wife in glowing terms and famously calls her his “rib”. He has built a multi-million dollar brand, in part due to his clean image. How his extracurricular activities will affect this…

9/2/17

I didn’t want this day, September 2nd, to have any power over me. September 2nd was the day my Father was in a fatal car accident. On September 1, 2011, I prepared for the following day by going to an arts supply store with my niece. I had never bought paint supplies prior to that…

Prayers For Texas

Prayers For Texas A heartbreaking image of nursing home residents left to die in Dickinson, TX prompts an emergency evacuation The people and cat captured in this photo of a nursing home in Dickinson, Texas have been left to fend for themselves. Some may be suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia and not totally cognizant of…