Let Freedom Ring!

  The Great Migration ‘Fantasy is the faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable.’ lexico.com My parents were among those African Americans of the Diaspora that moved North during the Great Migration, which began in 1916. Our people imagined an opportunity to…

THIS ISSUE: FANTASY!

Loved Ones, Here we are on this particular day, November 4, 2020, the day after the election that shook the USA; during a time when we are processing a pandemic from COVID 19. Are we still breathing? We are, knowing that the highest good is at hand. Our…

Mary Young: Indigo Magic

Indigo.  It is the color of spirituality, the third eye, wisdom, creativity, devotion.  Indigo renders the soul to take a moment to breathe and flow into the vastness and depth of its color.  No wonder artist, Mary Young was attracted to express this color in textiles.  No wonder…

DIGGING DEEP

Always searching for rhyme or reason can be maddening. It’s like trying to make sense of the nonsensical or looking for the well-disguised blessing that you hope is somewhere inside every presumed curse. I tend to view life as somewhat poetic, seeing everything as a song – good,…

The Joy of Fantasizing.

Fantasizing can take you places you’ve never been and set you up for future experiences. It can be a form of wishful thinking, the kind I indulged in as a three-year-old, fantasizing myself seated in one of those big beautiful orange trucks that I occasionally saw from my…

REALITY OR FANTASY? -YOU DECIDE

  “This short true story created a lot of conversation between my husband, Mike, and me about what fantasy really is. So, for this issue, I’m bowing out and sending in his piece as a sub. Hope ya’ll enjoy it.” -Wanda Gail Campbell   In the 90s, my…

MADAME PRESIDENT

  The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6: January 20, 2049, at noon at U.S. Capitol Thirty-nine-year-old Taylor…

Paralysis

  Zero: Prologue Self-hatred and narcissism exist in a mutualistic symbiotic relationship, often appearing as one or the other. This is because many people use the term ‘narcissism’ colloquially (i.e., as a general diagnosis of a self-congratulatory/concerned person, with little to no regard for the myth of Narcissus…

FANTASY LAND

Imagining the improbable, OOthat’s fantasizing. I imagine the improbable OOfrequently. Whatever it is, OOfor good or ill, OOI come to know it intimately. I suspect, then accept OOit may be probable. I come to recognize, OOrealize the probable OOrestng within the improbable. I nurture that probability OOwith my…

Touching Heaven

As I look out the spacecraft window, the sparkle emanating from planet Earth was about two light-years away. It’s been a while since we left, and soon we’ll arrive at our destination: Planet Buru.  I was one of five social scientists whose mission was to observe the Buruian…