WITH THIS PEN

With this pen, OOI write my heart and mind open. OOI write this mystery unraveled. OOAnd I write confusion clear. OOThe depths of the universe, OOthe nature of being, OOflow from the silence OOin me, OOfrom all Space and Time OOinto this pen. They lay themselves down OOin…

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Abundant Minestrone

Nothing exemplifies nature’s plentiful variety of vegetables and flavors like homemade Minestrone soup. The mouthwatering fragrance and the colorful mix of vegetables are a feast for the senses. This recipient allows for ingredients always in season and available, as well as canned, and frozen grocery store staples. It…

The Presence of Rosemary Summers

  Ghana’s Calling 16×20 inches acrylic rosemarysummers.com   Rosemary Summers has a vivid presence on social media.  Is it the vibrant spirit of her posts, welcoming us to live in her moment; is it the volume of beauty and dimension in her art?  It is her presence in…

What Type of Thinker Are You?

The type of thinker you are and the quality of your thinking – or more to the point – the quality of your thoughts, can make all the difference in the quality of your life and experience. What type of thinker are you?  What types of thoughts dominate…

Artist: Stephen Abban Junior

  HISTORICAL ANTIQUITY – HARRIET TUBMAN An artistic composition of Harriet Tubman, the protagonist of the Underground railroad. The background of the piece depicts secret letters written during the underground railroad. Executed in mixed media, Acrylic, and permanent marker on canvas. It measures 127cm x 127cm.. Composed by…

…and here’s Johnny

If you have anything to do with music at any event in legendary Muscle Shoals, you are bound to know Johnny Belew.  If he isn’t front stage, you can believe you will find him backstage, quietly doing whatever you need him to do.  In fact, he’s always extending…

Idea, Perspective, and Curation: Brandon Harris

I met Brandon Harris by Messenger, and finally, Wakanda-hugged him at the exquisite Tennessee Valley Museum of Art exhibit for which he worked as a curator. I was in awe at the splendor of Michi Meko’s When It’s Black Outside: Notes from the Before Times, an exhibit that highlighted…

New Directions: A Tribute to my Mom

When I think of the word abundance, I always think of my mom. She grew up in challenging situations – her dad died when she was very young, and her mom cleaned houses to bring home enough to support the family – which, even in those days, was…