March, 2017

StarrDust: Of Journeys, and of Choice

Of Journeys, and of Choice I set out upon a journey, each moment will I see the place I’ll go and what I’ll know and what awaits for me. I cannot know the elements of whence I shall arrive, but knowing this, in spite of this, the Spirit…

This Issue: Journey(s)!

Now, more than ever, we are beckoned to be what we want to see in the world. We summons and reflect upon our journey(s) of the past to realize who we are today and to envision our future.   As usual, the basket we weave is a myriad of…

Begin with Beauty

an appeal to artists by ELISE MATICH | Educator + Editor, The Remembered Arts Journal ON EASTER SUNDAY, 1939, Marian Anderson sang “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, after the Daughters of the American Revolution denied her access to their segregated concert hall. Although…

Our Shortest Journeys

I’ve heard a few colleagues, as well as myself state: “…the shortest journey one must take is about thirteen inches—from the head to the heart.” For most, that journey doesn’t occur too often, as the majority of people, especially in western cultures are preoccupied with greater and more…

Finding Thaddeus

Have faith in your journey. Everything had to happen exactly as it did to get you where you are going next.” Mandy Hale I met Thaddeus LaBranche this January, when Thadd was asked by his surgeon at University of Chicago Medicine, to join him on The Community Health…

New Directions: My Personal Journey

As I begin this piece, I am at an auspicious time in my journeying in numerous ways. As I look back on my journey to date, I am ever thankful and filled with gratitude for the life I have lived. While filled with common and not so common…

Frank Malaba

Coming Home Trees. Trees. More trees… Cotton fields… Sunflower fields… Trees interspersed with cotton fields and sunflower fields Carousel past my train window at the speed of tumbleweeds Before a hurricane. My eyes play tag with the giant red anthills in the horizon that Tower over the fields…

Arriving with Dignity

Miracles still happen.  God knows where we belong, who we all really are. How to arrive with Dignity. Coming forth from beyond an alcohol-induced haze, from the rubble of community dysfunction surrounding race, religion fraught with function and form, yet, often dim when compared to hope in the…

TAKING THE JOURNEY

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”   Gospel of Thomas The novel is Rebirth by Kamal Ravikant. Amit is on a…

The Journey to the Cultural Kaleidoscope of Kolkata

Every city has a unique story to tell. I was born and brought up in Kolkata, India. Every time I go back, the same city touches me with different emotion. The roads, the buildings, the changing topography every time represents a unique nostalgic representation of the past and…