January, 2016

Gallery of Caribbean Art

Barbados is peppered with a number of art galleries, and I could not leave Barbados without visiting the Gallery of Caribbean Art in Speightstown, Barbados.  I was blown away by the the myriad of work from all over the Caribbean.  The work was from some of the most prolific…

Shout-out to David Walton: Choosing Peace, Love, and Mother Earth

David “Hummingbird”Walton is a peace and love troubadour whose music brings joy worldwide. In this time of challenging upheavals, his music becomes a lighthouse for affirming the best of us and for our planet.  Walton has recently released a CD, which is a culmination of his spirit-filled music….

Say Something: Under Reconstruction

  I am my father’s child, but Our Father’s creation… I tell myself this daily in an exercise to honor me. But as a man, how can I honor anything but this mask of masculinity dictated by a society that says it’s “gay” to love those gays, or…

Choice: Chiang Mai

    – Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in LA.  Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television Network where he served as the Associate Director and Stage Manager from…

Timeless Art of James Adair

How can you meet people on a flight and feel as if you have known them for years?   Indeed my connection with the Adairs was instant and special.  I learned that Pat, originally from Guyana, had family in Barbados and that James was originally from Atlanta, GA.  They…

Hello Choice

Hello Choice, I will not hold you long. I will get straight to the point. You are very ambiguous and people have different perspectives regarding you. Some think you provide a sense of freedom. They are very happy to have you in their lives. Others, you leave overwhelmed,…

Diversity of Fred Odie

Since “choice” is the operative word here, I must introduce you to artist, Fred Odie.  I met him at a collective gallery/booth in the quaint local shopping center in Holetown, Barbados. Actually, I met his beautiful wife, Donna, a jewelry artisan, at an earlier date, but I was…

“Whatever has to be Done…”

  Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.. Wayne Dyer When discovering that this issue was about “Choice”, I thought it would be a fairly simple article to write. We make choices every day and we are not strangers to choices….

The Powerful Choice

A choice is an undeniable power that each individual possesses to bring about change and opportunity. Every day we make choices that directly impact our lives and our surrounding environments. As an artist, I understand how difficult choices can be. Furthermore, as a musician, I understand just how…

Sista’ Speak: It’s all on you

I consider a choice to be the outcome of choosing. So often the choices of my friends and some family members have been so different for what I wanted for them. I wanted them to be successful. I wanted them to attend college and become great. One of…