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…

Before The Roar

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” -Alexander the Great Original artwork. Art first posted 7/6/17 along w/ blog: “Show A Little Teeth”. Today, posted in recognition of Leo Season and in honor of the senseless killing…

#PityParty

Our next act of the #SocialMediaCircus is the #PityParty. Every time you log in to Facebook, there they are. Whining that they stubbed their toe, got a paper cut, were stuck in traffic, or that their fruit is out of season. Every minor inconvenience is the end of the world for them. Maybe this means…

“I can keep you safe.”

After being stopped by police, tragedy unfolded. Philando Castile, a public school employee from St. Paul, MN was pulled over for a broken tail light. His last moments alive were captured by fiancé, Diamond Reynolds as she streamed live to Facebook. Countless internet users watched helplessly. The images burned into their minds. Many were moved to tears as…