On Being a Dad in Turbulent Times

  Written by Emilio Bucks Hardy, Father’s Day 2020 “When you fill your life with what truly makes you happy, you will find there is a lot less room for outside noise-and it’s noisy as hell right now.” Emilio Hardy, 2020   Father’s Day – June 2020: What…

Always Magical: Living with Janis Merrill-Gipson

She painted the face of her kitchen counter navy blue.  She turned her street-faced patio into a relaxing vista. All this during the pandemic!  So now, she starts retirement.  Who knows what we can expect from this design maven Janis Merrill-Gipson –  only magic!! – Victorine    …

Farm Life

Living on a farm, especially during the pandemic, brings perspective. Farm life is seven days a week, no matter what the weather or how you feel – life needs to be taken care of every day. The pandemic has not changed our lifestyle much, but we have been…

Dedication to the Family of George Floyd and Loved Ones

  Victoria Lee Antoine Fisher “A visit to her private studio affords everyone a view of the artist’s creativity through reality with a spiritual essence – life as she sees it – some of it pretty, some of it not so pretty. She claims that her works are…

Release, an Issue Throughout My Life!

  The first time that I remember having a problem with letting something go was during my early childhood. I fell off a couch, hit my head, cried, got back up on the couch, thought about the fall then intentionally fell off the sofa again because I needed…

Press “Release”

Journalism and writing students are taught to ask the following questions: who, what, when, where, why, and how in their quest for writing a cohesive article or story. These questions can be helpful as well in the quest of RELEASE! WHO: Almost anyone you or I know has…

Somebody Out There Needs to Hear This

  “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:44 KJV. On the road to self-discovery, I try to live my life honestly, and ethically…

This Issue: Inspiration

Loved Ones, Our mission has been to stay safe through a global pandemic, COVID19.  An enigma, this virus is attacking people by air and touch, with symptoms and without, and it takes no prisoners.  We are all we have. I am inspired by the featured image of worn…

That Yo-Yo Ma

A place of peace, OOthat’s where Yo-Yo Ma OOhas brought me Pandemic outside. I’m following Yo-Yo Ma OOthrough a pleasant maze, OOup, down, and around, OOand around. That Yo-Yo Ma! More strident now, OOin a thrilling way, OOmellow, measured, and thrilling. People ill and dying OOoutside. Work to…

This Is A Test!

As I write this, it is Sunday morning, April 19, 2020. My article is due tomorrow. No, I didn’t wait until the last minute to write this; I wanted it to be as current as possible before submitting it. At this moment, we – the town, county, and…