Mother’s Teachings

I recall fond childhood memories of Sunday mornings eating breakfast, washing up, and dressing in my tailored garments, sewn by my mother. We would be headed down County Road 29 to Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Orville Alabama. It was a small white church — the kind that…

Let It Shine

“This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine…” Most of us are familiar with the words in this song. We can sing it, and have a rousing time doing that. But how many really take the time to understand what these words really represent, especially…

Bottomline Productions: Perception of Light

  – 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 1979-2001….

Red Lantern

We see them on the back of trains, flashing to let drivers and pedestrians know the end of the train has gone through and the crossing is clear. We make jokes about “seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and hoping it’s not a freight train…

Light v/s Dark

It seemed to shout in my head! It became blinding, yet healing. It is presence, it is Now! It was a difficult subject for me to find words for! Hahaha! Bear with me all, my mind wants to jump all over the place on this one. Who would…

Torch Your Dessert

November and December bring us a good dose of family and friends time. We may exchange warm glances and bright laughters. We may share gratitude or exchange presents. We have the sweetness of company that call for sweetening our palates. Here are a couple of recipes that will sure…

Morning Ritual

While hunting through a mountain of necklaces to pop color into my daily black attire, I started thinking of the commonalities and complexities that exist within ethnic ritual jewelry. The meaning of color combinations, bones, sinew, beads, glass, amber and hand hammered metals. The creativity of the findings…

Writing With the Ink of Passion

When I was first asked to write about passion in the LGBT community, I was a bit stumped. There are crusaders both gay and straight who are passionate about fighting for marriage equality in America. The group known as Scouts for Equality is passionate about ending discrimination against…

passion.

some will say Noun. A powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger. others will raise their hands and mumble words like music art god? but what is passion? i say that passion is the musician who has played guitar since he was a young child and…